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Access to Lhasa, the "Forbidden City" t<f Tibet, gained 
less than twenty years ago, disclosed the great Monastery of 
Potala. This majestic building with its i vast sloping walls 
broken only in the upper parts by straight rows of many win- 
dows, its flat roofs at many levels, crowns a hill and is seem- 
ingly a part of it. Eight to twelve stories in height, it provides 
chambers for over 10,000 priests. Surmounting all is the great 
Red Palace with its gold roofs and pavilions in Chinese style, 
the residence of the Dalai Lama, spiritual and temporal ruler 
of Tibet, worshipped by the people, and believed by them to be 
the living incarnation of Buddha. 

The Architecture of the Potala was influenced by that of the 
two great countries lying to the north and to the south, China 
and India. It expressed in a bold, primitive way the religion 
and mysticism so essentially a part of the life of the people. 

The beauty of the Asiatic style, with its intricate forms and 
details, its color and weird fantasy, offers wonderful inspiration 
to the modern architect. 

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Vol. VI., No. 49 

JANUARY, 1924 

20 Cents 




A Fly Speck? 

The San Diego Sun says: 'We 
could put Los Angeles in a sec- 
tion of our city and she would 
look like a fly speck on a win- 
dow pane'." 

L. A. Newspaper, January I I, 1886 

HAT HAS happened since 1886? 

The faith and the energy of men have been applied 
to the task of building here a great city and a 
great surrounding community. And it has re- 
quired faith no less than energy faith that the 

investments made and the work done would not 
be lost for lack of a population to be served. 

The risks taken by the pioneers of 1867, who 
brought gas into the homes of Los Angeles, and 
the pioneers of 1882, who fL st lighted the city 
with electricity, are seen — now — to have been 
wise investments. Then they were regarded by 
many as hazardous business ventures. 

The investment of thirty million dollars by Los 
A.ngeles Gas and Electric Corporation within the 
past three years to prepare to serve a greater 
public is in keeping with the early pioneering 
spirit of the organization in providing in Los An- 
geles two conveniences without which its phenom- 
enal growth would have been impossible. 

Los Angeles Gas and Electric 

In the Entrance Court on Seventh Street, 
Los Angeles 

Cannell & Cfjaf f in, am. 

Paintings :: Period Furniture :: Antiques 



A MASSIVE CHEST of solid Italian 
walnut, beautifully carved and 
equipped with cither RADIO or PHONO 
GRAPH (or both combined). 

The mechanism is the finest that can be 
had. Height 54' _> inches, width 44 inches. 


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a month of Sales 


Sales and sales — but only ONE Blackstone's — 
and only one policy at Blackstone's — lowest first 
prices, quality considered and these prices re- 
lentlessly lowered for January Sales. 

Apparel of distinction — that loses nothing be- 
cause entered in a sale — except a generous por- 
tion of its rightful price. Just to keep things 
ship-shape, these reductions must be taken, though 
the merchandise is impeccable in quality and 

Sales in Hosiery — Lingerie — Boudoir Robes — Men's Furnish- 
ings — Furniture and Decorative II ares 
A p par el — Furs — Sportswear 







Announcements of exhibitions, fetes, 
concerts, club entertainments, etc., for 
the calendar pages are free of charge and 
thou Id be received In the office of Cali- 
fornia Southland, Pasadena, at least 
two weeks previous to date of issue. No 
corrections can be guaranteed if they are 
received later than that date. 

The public is warned that photog- 
raphers have no authority to arrange for 
tittings, free of charge or otherwise, for 
publi< ution in Southland unless appoint- 
ments have been made especially in writ 
Ing by the Editor. 

California Southland is published monthly at 
Pasadena, California. One dollar and twenty 
tents for six issues, two dollars per year. /Id- 
dresses will be changed as many times as de- 
sired if notice is given before the first of the 
month in which the change is made. 

Entered as second class matter, July 28, 1919 
it the' Post Office at Pasadena, California, 
under act of March 3, 1879. 



Throughout the winter the Valley 
Hunt Club offers interesting and de- 
lightful programs: 

Monday afternoons, January 7. 14, 21 
and 28, at 2:30 o'clock. Bridge and 
Mah Jongg, followed by tea. 
Sunday evening supper.?, followed by 
program : 

January fi Mr;. Maud- Fenlon Boll- 
man, soprano, "Song of Life." 
January 13- Miss Charlotte Herr will 
read for the club the 1924 Gift Book, 
"The Decision of Senora Van Bemi," a 
story of the early clays of California 
and of the early days of the Valley 
Hunt Club. 

January 20 Mrs. Blanche MacTavi;h 
Smith, contralto. 

January 27 — Wilbur Herwig, tenor. 


The afternoon bridge and tea parti's, 
to which Mah Jongg wa * added, which 
have been so popular in past seasons, 
will be resumed on Wednesday after- 
noons, beginning the middle of Jan- 

The first musical will be given Thurs- 
day evening, January 17. 


Tuesday is Ladies' Day and a special 
luncheon is served. In the afternoons 
informal bridge parties may be ar- 
ranged followed by tea. 
Members of the Blue and Gold team 
matches have a stag dinner on the 
second Saturday night in each month, 
on which occasions the losing side 
in the match pays for the dinner. 


Ladies Days, second Monday of each 

Music during dinner, followed by 
dancing, every Saturday evening 
during the month. 

Luncheon served from 11 :30 to 2 
p. m. on Saturdays. 

Sunday night concerts during month 
twice a month. 

Tea served as requested and tables 
for cards always available. 
*" Ladies' Days, third Monday of each 

Dancing every second and fourth 
Saturdays during the month. 
A musical is arranged for each Sun- 
day night in the month. 

Ladies' Days, fourth Monday in each 

Tea and informal bridge every after- 

Polo, Wednesday and Saturday of 
each week. 

Dancing every Saturday night in the 


Dinner dances, Tuesday and Friday 
nights of every week. Tuesday night 
informal ; Friday night semi-formal. 
Plunge open to the ladies Tuesday and 
Friday of every week. 
^'■^ Provides an 18 hole golf course, two 
concrete and two dirt courts for ten- 
nis, bowls and croquet. 
Tea is served and informal bridge 
parties arranged as desired. 
A buffet supper is served every Sun- 
day night. 


13 CLUB: 

A dinner dance is arranged for the 

third Thursday of each month. 

On Friday of each week a special 

luncheon is served, with bridge in the 


Ladies play every day starting after 
ten a.m., and not before two p.m. 

Fully Prepared 

Although we have had the biggest 
holiday buying season ever en- 
joyed by a similar establishment 
in Southern California, we still 
present an unbroken array of fine 

You may trace the reason for this 
exceptional condition back to the 
consolidation of S. Nordlinger & 
Sons with Brock and Company. 
This event placed in our cases the 
combined stocks of the two largest 
jewelry stores in the Southland. 
Hence we had ample to meet the 
demands even of the greatest buy- 
ing season in our history and still 
find ourselves commencing the 
year with superb displays in each 

Whatever your requirements, 
therefore, we are prepared to meet 
them with the utmost promptitude 
and precision. 

Visitors Welcome 

Now> United VOitlx 


Brock and Compdny 

Qeorge A 3roc& Tto. Louis S Nordlinger ViceVres* 

515 West Seventh Street. 

BeiAoccn Olive and Grand -» 

Los Angeles 

rpHE Los Angeles Museum, Exposition 
Park, announces January 2 to Febru- 
ary 1— Third International Water Color 
Exhibition. This includes part of the New 
York exhibition, which was divided into 
sections for shipping purposes. 

A resolution accepting the substitution 
of five larger and more valuable paintings 
in Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Harri- 
son's gallery of contemporary American 
art in the Los Angeles Mu-eum was 
adopted by the Board of Supervi3or3. 

Five paintings cf less artistic value and 
of much smaller dimensions wera with- 
drawn by the donors, who in the orig- 
inal gift of 1918 had limited the gallery 
to a collection of twenty-eight paintnigs 

According to William Allison Bryan, 
director of the museum, the substitution 
of the five paintings i3 linked closely with 
the projected development of the museum 
as an art center for the city. The new 
paintings given by Mr. and Mrs. Harrison 
are given below: George Elmer Browne, 
A. N. A., "Les Contrabandiers" ; Hayley 
Lever, R. B. A., "Fishing Boats, St. Ives"; 
Leopold Seyffert, A. N. G., * Nude (with 
Oriental back groundi"; Cullen Yates, 
N. A., "The Cove, O^unquit, Maine"; E. 
W. Redfield, N. I., "Center Bridge." 

The five paintings withdrawn from the 
gallery follow: E. L. Blumenschein, "The 
<i< ssippers" ; Hayley Lever, "Landing the 
Fish at Gloucester" ; Guy C. Wiggins, 
"Fifth Avenue at the Library. New York" ; 
Cullen Yates, "Incoming Tides," and C. C. 
Curran, "Sunday Morning." 

The public is invited to view the paint- 
ings at the museum at Exposition Park 
any week day between 10 a. m. and 4 p. m., 
except Wednesday, when tre gallery is 
closed in the afternoon. The hours for 
Sunday ara 2 to 5 p. m. 

and Avenue 46, Los Angeles, announces: 
Extension Lectures — 

January 6th — Lecturer, Dr. John Mead 
Adams, Assistant Professor of Physics, 
University of California, Southern Branch. 
Subject, "Temperature and It3 Measure- 
ment" — illustrated. 

January 13th — Lecturer, Dr. John A. 
Comstock, F. E. S. Subject— "Wonders of 
the Insect World" — illustrated. 

January 20th — Lecturer, Jasper J. Mayer, 
M. D., Ph. D., President, University of 
Psychological Research. Subject, "The 
Yellow Pine Beetle — Foe of Our Future 
Homes" — illustrated. 

January 27th — Lecturer, J. Allard Jean- 
con, Curator Archaeological Department, 
Denver State Museum. Subject, "Indian 
Myths and Music" illustrated. 

The Third Annual Butterfly Show will 
be shown during the month of January, 
commencing J anuary 3rd. 

Exhibit! rs as follows: Jean Guilder, 
George Malcolm, Eugene Murmann, Hal 
Newcomb, Alice Newcomb, Karl Coolidge, 
Dr. John A. Comstock, Laurance T. Kerr, 
Carl Erich Walters. 

The Butterfly Show will include the 
showing of a collection of water colors by 
a European artist which is considered 
one of the finest works of its kind, and 
shows both the butterflies and their cater- 

PORTRAITS and imaginative pictures 
by Adeie Watson of New York and 
Pasadena are on exhibition at the Cannell 
& Chaffin Galleries from January 2nd to 
January 14th. Miss Watson's pictures 
strike a note rarely seen here. Her color 
is low in key, suiting the mystic union 
of nature and humanity which is the 
theme of her imaginative compositions. 
Miss Watson is a portrait painter of un- 
usually high rank. Her portrait "Helen" 
is a work of first importance, the warm, 
dark color admirably suited to the per- 
sonality of the sitter. Three other por- 
traits are shown displaying the same 
unusually sensitive feeling for personality. 
Miss Watson has exhibited at the National 
Academy of Design and other New York 
Galleries and at the Art Museum in Toledo, 

rpHE new exhibition rooms at 2510 West 
Seventh Street, Los Angeles, known as 
Gatch-Hill, opened with a show of fifteen 
landscapes by John Coolidge, including 
"The Golden Shore." "The Little Valley," 
"In the Park," and "Springtime in To- 

rpHE judges of the first annual exhibi- 
tion of the work of Southern California 
sculptors at the Southwest Museum made 
eight awards, as follows : "Portrait of 
Jack Wells," by Julia Bracken Wendt ; 
"Head of Young Woman," by Maud Dag- 
gett; "Soul of a Dancer," by Harry F. 
Winebr.nner ; "The Dancer," by Hum- 
bert o Pedretti ; "Yesterday," by Elizabeth 
Mason ; "Obi Italian Soldier," by David 
Edstrom ; "Type from Life," by Frederico 
Giorgi, and "Sundial," by F. C. Wamiey. 
The popular vote award went to "Thun- 
dercloud," by Andrew Bjurman. 
|Y|ATTEO SANDONA, brilliant San Fran- 
ci.sco pert rait painter, who has recently 
made his home in Southern California, 
will hold his first exhibition since coming 
here at the Cannell & Chaflin galleries 
from January 14th to January 31st. Por- 
trait painters of good quality do not grow 
on every bush, and Mr. Sand-ma's work 
will arouse unusual interest, for he has 
painted many celebrities, during a very 
busy and successful career and the belle i 
of San Francisco and Honolulu have sat 
for his brush. Lucien Muratore, Lina 
Cavalieri. M. Polacco and Edith Mason are 
among the operatic stars whose portraits 



he has painted. During the Panama-Pacific 
Exposition, Sandona was the younpe ;t 
member of the art jury, at which time he 
painted portraits of Louis Christian Hull- 
gardt and Leo Lentelli, architect and 

rpHE Heard of Directors of the Art Mu- 
seum in Balboa Park, San Diego, have 
secured the New Mexico building, remem- 
bered as one of the most interesting build- 
ings of the Exposition, and one of the 
finest examples of Pueblo architecture in 
this part of the country, and will restore 
it as an art center. The building will in- 
clude studios, lounge, clubs room* for the 
various art organizations, and a chapjl 
auditorium. One distinctive and beautiful 
feature of the building is the patio, with 
its fountain, the flowers and the old tiles. 

PRACTICALLY both walls of the Galeria 
* Real in the new Los Angeles Biltmor* 
have been given over, BS well as two addi- 
tional show room*, to the new art gallery 
to be known as the Biltmore Salon. The 
exhibitions will be mad? up cf the work 
of Western artists and the avowed inten- 
tion is to stimulate int?reU in and appre- 
ciation of the work of the representative 
painters and sculptors of the West. The 
gallery is in charge of Arthur M. Hazard, 
Silas Dustin and Mhs Helen Whistler. The 
artists exhibiting in the fir it showing 
were Ernest Albert, Kranz Bischotf, Ben- 
jamin Brown, Dana Bartlett. Carl Oscar 
Borj?, Laren Barton, Maynard Dix >n, 
Clyde Forsythe, Thomas L. Hunt. Arthur 
Hazard. Frank Tenny Johnson, Aaron 
Kilpatrkk, Kathryn Leighton, Jean Mann- 
heim, Hanson PuthutT, Douglas Parshall. 
Edgar Ravne, John H. Rich, E. Roscoe 
Shrader, Donna Schuster, Jack Wilkinson 
Smith, William Wendt, Max Wieczorek 
and Edouard A. Vysekal. 

VyiLLIAM SILVA'S South Carolina Gar- 
dens, a series of paintings by this 
subtle and decorative painter, will be on 
exhibition at the Cannell & Chafiin gal- 
leries from January 14th to January 31st. 
This unquestionably constitutes one of the 
most important art events of the year. 
Silva has gradually built up his artUt ic 
powers through close and unremitting 
study of nature until this magnificent se- 
ries of gardens comes as a crowning 
achievement. An article by Mabel Urmey 
Seares and reproductions of some of the 
paintings will be found on page 9 of this 

■CVVRL STENDAHL'S new gallery in the 
Maryland Hotel, Pasadena, opened the 
middle of December, and included at that 
time a one-man show by Orrin White of 
s i x t een new ca n va ses wh it h he bruugh t 
back from hi? recent trip into Mexico. 
The new gallery is remarkably well ar- 
ranged and forms a decided asset to the 
Maryland, as well as to Pasadena. Every 
possible advantage of display and lighting 
has been taken into consideration and the 
result is particularly satisfying to the 
artists as well as to the public. The walls 
are hung with velour of the shade known 
as "London Smoke," and the lighting of 
every picture is so arranged a* to put 
forth its true value. The display space 
is well divided, including forty feet over- 
looking the hotel dining room, forty feet 
along the promenade, and still another 
division, of about the same space, on Colo- 
rado street. This arrangement affords 
ample wall space for a hundred canvases 
at one time. 

These are the artists at Stendahl's Mary- 
land: Theodore Robinson, Frank Tenney 
Johnson. Norman Chamberlain, F. Hop- 
kinson Smith, Armin Hansen, John Frost, 
Ernest Alhert, Murray Bewley, Robert 
Vonnob, Joseph Kleitseh, Hanson Puthutf. 
Gardner Symons, John W. Bentley, Bruce 
Crane. Guy Rose, Paul Dougherty, John H. 
Twachtman, Alson Clark, George Inness 
and William Wendt. 

fPHE Cannell & Chaffin print room will 
hold an exhibition of choice cetchings 
during the first two weeks of January, 
consisting of examples by the greatest 
etchers. Rembrandt, Whistler, Zorn, Sey- 
mour Haden, Claude Lorraine, Heryon, 
Muirhead Bone, D. Y. Cameron, James ■ 
McBey, Albert Besnard, August Rodin, 
D. S. MacLaughlan, William Auerbach 
Levy, and others, constitute the etchers 
represented. This will be an excellent op- 
portunity to see, side by side, for compari- 
son, the works of the greatest masters of 
the copper plate. 

HPHE exhibition by A. Phimister Proctor 
at the Los Angeles Museum, to con- 
tinue through the first week in January, 
consists of nineteen small sculptures, and 
sketches of the heroic sculptural groups 
and figures which are not available for 
exhibition purpose3. 

|"|NE of the most interesting shows of 
^ the year is that of Jules Pages, consist- 
ing of recent canvases sent by him from 
Paris to the Stendahl gallery in the Am- 
bassador Hotel, Los Angeles. Pages is a 
San Franciscan who has for many years 
been instructor of painting in the Julian 
Academy, Paris. 

T\ A V I D EDSTROM, sculptor and phil- 
osopher, has been invited to deliver a 
series of lectures to the students of the 
Up^ala University, the best knonw educa- 
tional institution of Sweden. It is now 
Mr. Edstrom's intention to accept and to 
leave for Sweden in March. 
PICTURES by a group of California art- 
ists occupy one gallery at Cannell & 
Chaffin from Januarv 2nd to 14th. Oils 
by Hanson Puthutf, Edgar Payne and Ar- 


and- Seventr 

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Southt-rn California 

Walter Raymond 

Mrs. Louisa N. Scott, Manager, Saratoga, California 


A year-rounil 
small hotel 
in the 
sunny foothill'- 
Santa Clara 
50 miles from 
San Francisco, 

The Samarkand 

Santa Barbara 

Expert Cuisine. Perfect Appointments 

Arches of Samarkand 

thvir Hill Gilbert, and watercolors by Mar- 
it. n Kavanagh Wachtel are too well known 
to ne-*d introduction tn our reader*; the 
paintings of Arthur Hill Gilbert are not 
yet so familiar to u». 'this youn: painter, 
however, ha* a considerable background of 
good painting, both in this country and 
in Europe, and is finding splendid mate- 
rial for hi* talent in California landscape. 

pRANCISCO CORNEJO. the Mexican art- 
ist, has re- established a studio in Los 
Angeles after an absence of several years, 
at 644 Lucas Street, where he will show 
his collection of paintings to be brought 
down from San Francisco. 

rvoUGLAS DONALDSON, in the int er- 
est of all i raftsmen, has established a 
Craft Sales Room in the foyer cf the 
Assembly Tea Room, 644 South Flower 
Street, Los Angeles. On display rind for 
sale will be found examples of the work 
of the best craftsmen of the country, in- 
cluding decorative embroidery from the 
Watdvogel Studio, established by Emma 
YValdvcel. examples of the work of N<-r- 
man Edwards, color etchings by Neil 
Brjcker Mayhew, stiver from Porter 
Hlanchard of the Boston Arts and Crafts, 
and recent things by Mr. Donaldson. 

P> GRAYSON SAYF.E is exhibiting sev- 

• eral paintings on the walls of the 

mezzanine cf the New Rosslyn Hotel An- 


T'HE dates for the Philharmonic Sym- 
phony concerts, Walter Henry Roth- 
well. Conductor, at the Philharmonic Audi- 
torium, Los Angeles, are Friday after- 
noon symphonies, January 11 and 25, Sat- 
urday evening Symphony concerts, January 
12 and '26. The Sunday afternoon popu- 
lar concerts will be given January 6-20. 

I^HE first concert of the 1924 Artist 
Series of the Pasadena Music and Art 
Association will be given Wednesday even- 
ing. January 16, by Jascha Heifetz, the 
young Russian Violinist. The second con- 
cert will be given by the Ukrainian Na- 
tional Chorus, Wednesday evening, Jan- 
uary 23. 

riMIE artists and concert dates of the 
Philharmonic Artist Coure, Philhar- 
monic Auditorium, are Schumann-Heink, 
January 8, : Elena Gerhardt, January 10; 
Ukrainian National Chorus, January 21 
and 22 ; Pavlowa, Ballet Russe, January 
24 and 29. 

rpWO concerts of the Auditorium Artist 
series, will be given at the Philhar- 
monic Auditorium, January 19 and 21. 
The artist will be Jascha Heifetz, violinist. 
On F'ebruary 1st, Moriz Rosenthal, pianist, 
will give the fifth concert. 

rriHK third of the Coleman Chamber Con- 
certs will be given Wednesday after- 
noon. January 28. 3:30, at t >c home 
of Mrs. Joseph M. Hixon. 1050 Arden Road, 
Pa-adcna. The artists are Henri de Buss- 
cher. Emile Ferir and Blanche Rogers Lott. 
L'JSnsemble Moderne. 

rpHK Zoellner Quartet will present the 
third concert of the Biltmore Chamber 
Music series, January 14, in the Music 
Room of the new Biltmore. 

f\N the Mid-Winter Philharmonic Course 
Elena Gerhardt, Leidersinger, will ap- 
pear Jan. 10 ; Schumann-Heink. Jan. 8 
and 18. John Philip Sousa and his fa- 
mous band will give a series of Los An- 
geles concerts, Januarv 14, 15 and 16. The 
Ukrainian National Chorus, January 21. 
will be followed by the incomparable Pav- 
lowa and her Russian Ballet. Jan. 24. The 
month ends with De Pachman, Jan. 31. 

VS/TITER BYNNER'S "Canticle of Praise" 
" was presented at the Community Music- 
meeting at the High School Auditorium. 
Pasadena, Dec. 4. Arthur F'arwell direct- 
ing the songs included in the work. 

The occasion was in honor of the Thanks- 
giving season. Dr. Robert Fre-*man and 
Captain Perigord assisted as cantors. Part 
i f the program was given to instrumental 
compositions by composers of the Allied 
countries, played by the Arroyo Trio. 
rpHK Wayfarer Choral Union, the large 

chorus formed from the body of singers 
if the late "Wavfarer" production, is re- 
hearsing bi-weekly at the University of 
Southern California'-s a<wembh hall, urd -r 
the direction of William Tyroler. The 
work in hand is Liszt's "St. Elizabeth." 
It was first produced in 1865. In 1917 
it was perf'-rmed at the Metropolitan in 
New York Mr. Tvroler training the chorus 
and conducting. There is room in the Way- 
farer Choral Union for more men singer.. 
The next rehearsal will take place Jan. 7. 
rpiIE "Morning Choral Club" was recently 

organizer! in San Diego with thirty- 
five women as members. L. J. Bangert 
is the director and Mrs. Bangert is accom- 
panist. Stella M. Porter is president, and 
Mrs. R. E. Hicks, vice president. 
rpiIE second matinee musical afternoon, 

of the "eries to be given under the dir- 
e<-tion of Miss Alice Serkels, at the Hotel 
Vista D-l Arroyo. Pasadena, will be Jan- 
uary 7th, when Madam Elena Gerhardt. 
the great leider «inger will l»e the arti ! t. 
This matinee will le given instead cf the 
lecture previou-ly announced f- r January 
14. On Monday afternoon. F'ehruary 4. 
Frank Swinnerton. the celebrated English 
novelist will be the guest of honor. 



"MILDRED MARSH, pianist, and Henri 
Van Praag, violinist, have arranged a 
series of morning chamber music recitals, 
to be given at the studio of Miss Marsh, 
536 Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena. For 
the second recital to be given January 8, 
the "Krcutzer Sonata" by Beethoven, and 
"Song Flight" by Arthur Farwell, will be 
the program. January 29 the selections 
will be "Sonata" (Max Donner), and 
"Romance in G," (Beethoven). 
rpHE Community Arts Orchestra of Santa 
Barbara, Ro'rer Clerbois, Conductor, 
will give the last concerts of the winter 
series, Sunday afternoons in Recreation 
Center, January 6 and 20. 
"VI Y ill EG HA /'.I, pianist, will appear Janu- 
ary 7 at the Philharmonic Auditorium, 
in the secend concert of the Fitzgerald 
Con-ert Direction, Merle Armitage, Man- 

rpHE Los Angeles Choral Society — that 
is, 125 member! cf that huge chorus 
— und r Antoinette Ruth SaSel's direction, 
sang Hadley's beautiful cantata, "In Mu- 
sic's Prai e," at Philharmonic Auditorium, 
Sunday evening, Dec. 2, a; a special mu- 
sical servile cf the Temple Baptist Church. 
The Society is made up of employees of 
industrial and commercial institutions. 
npHE first concert of the symphony series 
of four concerts in Pasadena this sea- 
son, given by the Philharmonic Orchestra 
cf !,"■> Antf'-", WaH-r Hem-v Roth"">ll. 
conductor, will be given Jan. 4. Ray- 
mond Theater. 

Fountain of Music Hall, Pomona College. 

\ DELIGHTFUL musical event of the 
Christmas season was th? rendition by 
the college choir, with the support of four 
of Los AnTeles' leading soloists of Han- 
del's "Messiah." 

The choir of 125 voices, under the able 
direction cf Ralph H. Lyman, showed re- 
markable training and ability. Lora May 
Lamport, soprano; Florence Middaugh, 
contralto: Raymond Hamon, tenor, and 
Fred McPher.on, bass, each contributed to 
a delightful whole. Vu\\ justice was done 
to the superb mu deal composition. 

The Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music 
was filled to overflowing for both the 
afternoon and eve Ting concerts. 

/"ACCIDENTAL COLLEGE has received a 
^gift of $150,000 for a girls' dormitory, 
to be ereeted in the near future. The 
doner, Mr. William M. Orr, is presenting 
this building in memory of his wife. This 
is not the first valuable gift Mr. Orr has 
made to Occidental College. The ten 
thou and dollar m:morial gates and the 
three thousand dollar planting are former 
gifts from him. 


rpHE Pasadena Community Players, in 
the Community Playhou:e, will con- 
tinue the repertory of four plays, on alter- 
nate evenings, through January 12, fol- 
lowed by the "Torch-bearers." 
rTtHE Mission Play, famous pageant- 
drama, opens the thirteenth year at 
San Gehriel with a matinee performance 
on New Year's Day. R. D. MacLean will 
appear in the role of Fra Junipero Serra, 
according to the announcement made by 
John Steven McGroarty, California's noted 
historical playwright. 

HPHE Assistance League Community 
House, 5604 De Longpre Avenue, Holly- 
wood, announces Miss Aline Greenwood as 
the speaker at the next Round Table 
luncheon, which will be held January 3. 
Interesting speakers will always be found 
at these Round Table Luncheons, which 
offer a medium through which to assist in 
the various philanthropic plans of this or- 

rpHE Southern California Camera Club 
cf the Southwest Museum meets every 
Thursday evening at 104-105 Stimson 
Building, Los Angeles. 


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Fireplace Fittings 
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W estlake Park 
Los Angeles 

DEBECCA WEST, London critic and 
J ' V novelist, will speak at the Ebell Club, 
Los Angeles, on January 28, on "English 
Women in Politics," and at the Friday 
Morning Club, Los Angeles, on "Sex An- 
tagonisms as a Subject for English Nov- 
elists," February 1. 

pASADENA Center of the Drama League 
of America offers a prize of $100 for 
the best full length play, and a prize of 
$50 for the best one-act play. The contest 
is open to any resident of the United 
States. All manuscripts must be in the 
hands of Mrs. Gertrude M. F'uller, 499 
Ellis Street, Pasadena, on or before Feb- 
ruary 1, 1924. 







The Pasadena Lecture Course on Current 
Topics given for the past four seasons will be 
continued during that of 1924. The lectures 
will be held in the auditorium annex of the 
California Institute of Technology, corner of 
Wilson Avenue and California Street, on Tues- 
days at 4:30 p. m. The object of the lectures 
will remain the same, to encourage the intel- 
ligent discussion of public 

Arrangements which are necessardy subje't 
to change, have been made as follows: 

Boston University 
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January 15 — "Science-Religion Controversy." 
Author oj "Creative Chemistry" 
lanuary 22 — "Science Remaking Everyday Life." 
Notrd English Novelist 
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Modern Novel" 

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Church of Cambridge, Mass. 
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Former President oj Amherst 
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The committee also hopes to offer lectures, the 
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First German Ambassador to the Republic oj 

of the Third Asiatic Expedition of the Ameri- 
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The latter will probably take place in the even- 
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Mr. and Mrs. Tod Ford 

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Rt. Rev. and Mrs. Joseph H. Johnson 

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Miss Mary B. McDougall 

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pitcairn 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Robinson 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stevens 

Mrs. Katherine Watson 

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Mrs. Harold O. Ayer 
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Hill House and Hill, J. L. Egasse 11 

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MY knowledge of art conditions in this community began with 
the establishing of residence in Pasadena. My first visit as 
a tourist charmed and delighted me, but I had to return "East." 

Several years later, I wrote to Mr. Frank Wiggins, secretary then 
as now of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce as to the opportuni- 
ties open for an artist, and 

promptly received a dis- 
couraging letter in reply. 

However, the poor health 
of the family called for a 
change of climate, and with 
great optimism, I came 
along with them. Discour- 
agements were plentiful, 
but I have never regretted 
the change. 

Upon my arrival, I found 
a few artists already estab- 
lished, among them being 
Edith White, a notable 
painter of flowers. An 
Englishman, William Tav- 
erner and I started a small 
school in the Mills Block 
which we called the Lotus 
Art School. 

About the same time, 
classes were conducted in 
Throop College under vari- 
ous instructors, one being 
Ernest Batchelder. Want 
of space prevents the men- 
tion of later artists. 

As there were few artists 
in Pasadena, and no day- 
light gallery for exhibitions, 
(a condition which unfortu- 
nately still exists), most art 
activities centered in Los 
Angeles, the larger town. 

Some small exhibitions 
were held in store corners, 
and a small group of art- 
ists started "The Sketch 
Club" out of which came 
the California Art Club, an 
organization that comprises 
at present most of the art- 
ists of Southern California. 

This club had its first ex- 
hibition in a cellar, but 
later F. W. Blanchard in- 
terested capital, and erected 
a Music and Art Building. 
On the fifth floor was a 
daylight gallery in which the 
club held many exhibitions 
attended by eager visitors 
in spite of the inaccessible location down a long and narrow passage. 

The Ruskin Art Club holds the honor of being the first to foster 
art, and held an exhibition of the work of loaned "old masters" and 
"local painters." 

The newspapers of the day "unmercifully guyed the locals" for 
presuming to show their work beside the "old masters." It is edify- 
ing to compare these old criticisms of a few inches, with the columns 
of art notes in The Times, as that paper frankly acknowledges the 
value of art to a community and publicly fosters all art movements. 

The moving spirit of the Ruskin Club was Mrs. W. H. Housh, who 


u Burton came to hps Angeles when seven years of age and her art mt 

omniumty. Sh? had tlw baiis of her excellent training 
and drawing from casts under IV. M. Judson, who 
necessary to success. She has been chosen to design the 

not only urged the holding of exhibitions as a definite policy for the 
club, but was later able to persuade the county supervisors to add an 
art gallery to the proposed History and Science Museum in Exposi- 
tion Park. 

The name of this devoted woman should be remembered by all art- 
lovers of Southern Cali- 

The Friday Morning and 
Ebell Clubs held exhibitions 
of art, receptions and "one 
man shows," which were 
important as aiding in 
creating an art atmosphere. 

The men's clubs tried a 
few exhibitions, but soon 
lost interest, or only gave 
exhibits of artist members 
work or of their favorites. 

Upon completion, the Los 
Angeles Museum offered its 
hospitality to the California 
Art Club, and it has staged 
its annual show ever since. 
Besides its own annual 
Painters' and Sculptors' 
Exhibit, it stages other 
shows, and sends out vari- 
ous small exhibitions to 
schools and libraries all 
over the county. 

It also holds yearly an 
exhibit of international im- 
portance under the auspices 
of the Print Makers' So- 
ciety of Los Angeles. 

This club is composed of 
etchers and workers in 
graphic art, and has 13G 
active members all over the 
world. Its international 
show is open to any graphic 
art worker, subject only to 
its jury and rules, and its 
catalog shows the names of 
nearly every prominent liv- 
ing etcher and print maker. 
It also sends out seven 
travelling exhibitions of 
members' work at nominal 
cost. All of its activities 
are under the efficient man- 
agement of its secretary, 
Howell C. Brown. It is 
gratifying news that the 
Los Angeles Museum is to 
have large additions to its 

This is decidedly a people's museum and it seems strange that 
the only person interested in giving to the city a collection of con- 
temporary paintings is a Chicago man, recently come to live here, 
Mr. William P. Harrison. He has presented a notable collection and 
is adding to it. He is not collecting the work of our own able paint- 
ers, and it is hoped that in the near future, men of means who have 
won their wealth from oil, fruit or real estate will establish such a 
memorial for the future enjoyment of the people. It may be of inter- 
est to note that no business man's name has been handed down in 
history save as a patron of the arts or as an artist also. 

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r art may justly be called a product o\ the 
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The California Troubadour' s Memorial book. 



The various county fairs are beginning to bring art to the people 
by holding competitive exhibitions in Pomona, Santa Ana, Arcadia, 
and other towns. Laguna, La Jolla, San Diego and Long Beach have 
art galleries, while Pasadena, a city of 75,000 people, is lagging. 

Many Eastern hotels have long maintained galleries, but only re- 
cently have Los Angeles and Pasadena hotels established good art 
rooms; frankly for commercial reasons, but also because sensible of 
the added prestige and refinement it gives. 

In Los Angeles, the Ambassador led the way, but it remained 
for the Hotel Biltmore to establish an Art Salon in the center of 
the busy city, right in the marts of trade. Here, art is in a perfect 
setting — a stately gallery with a vaulted ceiling, and each painting 
picked for its good quality is displayed under an individual light. 

I have shown how art in Southern California began quite humbly 
and after many vicissitudes, has come into its own. The future seems 
bright with promise and the artists are encouraged to do good work. 


Upper by 
Helen Duesner 

Lower by 
Katherine Bashford 

TH E California 
home is so close- 
ly related to the 
out-of-doors that the 
garden becomes a 
very intimate part 
of it. The home 
maker must here be 
a maker of gardens 

Two little plots 
closely connected 
with the home are 
here represented, 
one in front of the 
house and the other 
a plan for the more 
secluded back yard. 
Both recognize the 
value of trees al- 
ready on the lot and 
make themselves 
distinctive and indi- 


vidua] by planning the garden for the trees 
instead of planting a tree in a conventional 
garden. And is this not the safer way to 
establish a livable garden? If there are no 
trees on a chosen site why not invite one 
or two to come and live in this particular 
place and make the garden a home for it? 

To the public the old garden in which Mr. 
Chcesewright has set his home on the edge 
of the Arroyo gives full mead of beauty. 
The oaks fondle the house but do not lean 
over it: for like the Indian who occupied this 
land before us, Californians do not sleep un- 
der the spreading limbs of a tree. Lilacs 
and other old fashioned shrubs border the 
curving lines of the lawn which affords a 
wide open space to let in the sunshine; and 
broken flagstones let the softening grass 
grow in between and lighten the curse of 
concrete sidewalks with which we are af- 
flicted. To the left of this home-like dwell- 
ing is the family outdoor livingroom. 

Miss Bashford's plan for a little intimate, 
walled garden is adapted skillfully to the 
existing conditions. Pepper trees form fairy- 
like curtains cutting off views into the gar- 
den living room. Acacias grow up quicks- 
and make a screen where there is no wall. 
Long walks along the property line make 
promenades for nervous house dwellers and 
lined with hollyhocks and border plants they 
camouflage their squareness. At the right 
angle to reflect the garden's beauty into the 
house a lily pool with two great fountain 
sprays keeps the whole garden mo st in sum- 
mer and brings the blue of summer skies 
down into the little round of daily life. 





FOR about two hundred and twenty- 
five years the estate named "Mag- 
nolia-on-the-Ashley," but now better known 
to the public as "Magnolia Gardens," has 
continuously been owned by the Drayton 
family and their descendants. The colonial 
mansion of brick was destroyed by fire in 
the revolutionary period, and a second 
dwelling was burned during the war be- 
tween the States. 

The old steps of this second residence 
now lead up to tiie present cottage — the 
springtime residence of the owner. A short 
time after inheriting this plantation, then 
comprising 1872 acres, the Reverend John 
Grimke Drayton, owing to failing health, 
was ordered by his physcian to spend his 
life in the open air. He conceived the idea 
of creating a garden, and thus was com- 
menced the wonderland whose unrivaled 
beauty today is a monument to his exquisite 
taste and rare poetic feeling. The first 
plants of the species known as "Azalea In- 
dica" were planted by Mr. Drayton in 1843. 
These plants were imported into this coun- 
try from the Orient to Philadelphia, Pa. 
The climate of Pennsylvania proved to be 
too severe for them, and Mr. Drayton was 
requested to try them in South Carolina. 
The garden, comprising sixteen acres, re- 
veals the success of the experiment. In ad- 
dition to the immense collection of azaleas, 
there is a very valuable collection of the 
"Camellia Japonica." Probably nowhere 
else may be found as many different vari- 
eties of these beautiful plants and flowers. 

The Camellias bloom somewhat earlier 
than the azaleas, so that tourists rarely 
see them in great profusion. This estate 
took its name from its many fine specimens 
of the 'Magnolia Grandiflora." In early 
May the bloom of these trees adds an after- 
math of loveliness to the garden. 

In front of the present residence, skirted 
by magnificent live oaks planted when the 
estate was young — a marked contrast to 
the exotic bloom and riot of color of th? 
garden — lies the lawn, — the Englishlike 
dignity of which is a restful feature. This 
lawn is traversed by an avenue of live oaks 
equal in stateliness to itself. The garden 
has never felt the touch of a professional 
landscape architect, for upon the death of 
Mr. Drayton in 1891 the care of it was 
assumed by his granddaughter, who inher- 
ited his love of, and skill with flowers. The 

Glverny — Jnrdin de Claude Monet 
Les Nyinphas 


direction of the garden is still in her hands, 
and only as a result of her unceasing atten- 
tion has the standards set by Mr. Drayton 
been maintained. When Mr. Drayton passed 
away, the property was inherited by his eldest 
daughter, Julia Drayton, wife of the late Win. 


S. Hastie of Charleston. Mrs. Hastie died in 
1920, leaving Magnolia to her only surviving 
son, C. Norwood Hastie. 

Paintings of this and other South Carolina 
gardens will be shown in William Silva's ex- 
hibition at the Cannell and Chaffin galleries. 


To California Southland: 

Mr. Monet's daughter writes that they 
have been very much disturbed about him 
for a year on account of his eyes. He has 
had three operations on the same eye for 
cataract and for a long time doctors and 
oculists were uncertain of the outcome. 

Now for two months he has been able to 
see quite perfectly so that he can again 
paint, and works all day. On his eighty- 
third birthday, very recently, he was happy 
and gay at being able to paint again. 

His daughter also says that he was 
pleased with the little article I wrote for 
the Southland about him last year and 
they all liked it, and have enjoyed several 
numbers of the magazine that I sent to 

Best Christmas wishes. 


T7 , T»T_TT^T T? ACn 





COMING to California to adorn 
the houses and gardens now 
being built, are selected objects 
of art wrought by experts of the 
past in iron and bronze, tile-work 
and carved wood. These things 
are hard to find and harder still 
for a people so far away from 
their origin to select with discre- 

Our desire for good examples 
of the work of ancient craftsmen 
carries a twofold impulse: to 
adorn the fine houses now being 
built on the west coast of the 
United States we need good 
pieces of ornament, sculpture and 
furniture, but, as our eager 
young craftsmen are still to be 
trained, we must surround them 
with examples of the best work 
of past ages. We have no muse- 
um to which students may go to 
study ancient or modern crafts- 
manship. It is with a deep sense 
of gratitude, therefore, that we 
report the advent in our midst of 
the Serendipity Shop. 

A manufactured word, found 
on the street sign of an old book 
shop in London, this name seems 
to embody a serene opportunity 
to dip into the past, leisurely 
wandering among the fine old 
pieces of furniture and absorbing 
unconsciously the beauty and de- 
voted workmanship which here 
greets one on every hand. 

Mr. Bradford Perin has collect- 
ed for our delectation a wide as- 
sortment of interesting, hand- 
some pieces of furniture, isolated 
ornaments, and objects of intrin- 
sic beauty; and has arranged 
them with a remarkable sense of 
the fitness of things. He has 
bought for our selection whole 
collections of hand-made knock- 
ers, door latches and ornaments. 

English furniture in a series of rooms — reception, dining room 
and bedroom, will show to the best advantage the excellence of 18th 
Century work and the formal life of the English country gentle- 
folk. In the dining room one finds a great oak sideboard of Flemish 
origin with English plate. 

These rooms will be arranged for the convenience of serious stu- 
dents, architects, and collectors and will be shown, in an intelligent 
environment instead of being heaped in a junk shop — or forced upon 
one by a parrot speech from an ignorant clerk trained by the latest 
code of salesmanship to talk "period furniture." 

The standardization of the American home has made it vitally 
necessary that those who would live their own lives in their own 
well thought out way should have some refuge from the conven- 
tionalized things now forced upon the luxury-demanding masses by 


merchants and manufacturers. At 
the Serendipity Shop the rooms 
are arranged as best befits the 
articles on hand at the moment. 
One may enter and observe — buy 
an old hand-wrought iron key, or 
a whole room furnished by a se- 
lection of congenial, friendly 
pieces of furniture brought to- 
gether by an art lover whose 
sense of appropriateness lies 
deeper than the salesman's code 
can ever fathom. 

Decorations on the walls and 
furnishings of the shop are the 
outcome of this love of art ob- 
jects and an eye for their use 
in relation to environment. 

The proprietor himself is an 
artist and gives freely of his art 
in the presentation of such a shop 
to this art-hungry community. 

Casement windows have been 
built into the walls, hand-modeled 
little figures — reminiscent of an 
old farmhouse Mr. Perin visited 
in his travels — adorn the plas- 
tered ceiling vault. A fireplace 
and a shrine from olden times 
give character to the bedroom 
and make possible for us all to 
visualize the past environment. 

Occasionally, Mr. Perin tells 
us, there will be a French bed- 
room arranged, and then again 
an English set exhibited. For it 
is but a step from Normandy to 
England, and experts under Mr. 
Perin's direction are continually 
lioking out for good things to 
forward to this Pasadena shop. 

Gathering around this rich 
storehouse and fertile source of 
art treasures are the artists and 
architects who know the good 
things of the past and love them. 
Garrett Van Pelt, connoisseur in 
those finer things of art which 
mark the distinguished architect, has lingered over certain fine pieces 
and bought for his own collection. 

Ernest Batchelder, authority on design, especially interested in 
Gothic crafts, finds inspiration here, and Lucile Lloyd Brown, whose 
abounding energy has vitalized and centralized the arts connected with 
architecture in Pasadena is painting a fresco on one of the ceilings. 

Here indeed is the long looked for art center that Pasadena needs, 
an authority and unquestionable standard. For the California 
garden, where so much of our time is spent each day, there are 
patio tables and benches, quaint old chests to keep our garden tools 
in, and tiles from a lfith Century house near Seville, to be sold as a 
whole. Thus does the constant stream of antique art flow through 
the Serendipity Shop to make our homes more beautiful and inter- 
esting, and to raise the standard of art in the whole community. 



TO design a house for a hillside as one would plan an ornament for 
a crown or sword hilt; to make the hill a picture or a tapestry of 
houses and gardens — this is the craft of Mr. J. L. Egasse who seems 
able to grasp the ensemble of a hillside and to build his house and 
garden as a part of the landscape. 

The house here shown before and after Mr. Egasse took hold of it 


was illustrated more fully in the last number of this magazine, but 
the transformation furnishes food for serious thought by our local 
builders and architects. 



(This was given to American children over the Times Radio after the great earthquake, to show the universality of human nature and ideals) 

rpHE three Japanese Fairy Stories, Urashima, Fireflash and Fire- 
1 fade, and the Fuji-Yama Moon Fairies, I adapted and put to- 
gether in a fairy play, so that the characters tell their own stories, 
as Japanese scholars say they would, if they could come to life and 
speak in our language. 

Urashima has been the dearest story to Japanese children since 
longer ago than can be remembered ; also they love to hear about the 
Moon Fairies, floating like a cloud around the top of Japan's beau- 
tiful volcano-mountain, Fuji-Yama, which is today the center of 
such terrible destruction in their country. But the moon Fairies 
sparkle in their iridescent cloaks, brilliant as all the different colored 
jewels of earth, or as drops of rain falling through the sunshine. 
Fairy Princess Fireflash represents the fires of volcanoes and earth- 
quakes, and her enemy cousin, Prince Firefade, represents the ocean- 
tides, which put them out. 

But I will only give now a short sketch of the Urashima part of 
the play. The first scene is a street in ancient Japan, by the water's 
edge, hundreds of years ago. A rowboat is near a fisherman's cot- 
tage, where the widow, Taki, Urashima's mother, sits on the porch. 
Little girls are playing together in the streets with their dolls, for 
this is March 4th, Hinamatsuri day, when no little girl need work. 

Boys run on the stage playing with paper balls, which they throw 
by striking them with their thumb and forefinger. Men, women, and 
soldiers in ancient metal armor walk by. A high-caste lady comes 
along with her son who wears, as all Samurai soldiers did, one sword 
at his right side and one at his left side. Also he carries his lesson- 
scrolls, which were so precious to the Japanese that they always 
wrapped them up in a silk cloth. The lady stops to talk with Taki 
about her son, Urashima. The mother is worried because, although 
he is loving and tender-hearted, he cares for nothing except the 
Fairies and his beautiful dreams, and will hardly eat enough to keep 
himself alive. One day when he and other boys were fishing he 
caught only a tortoise, and when the boys begged him to let them 
share the eating of it, he said: "Not unless you eat a thousand feet 
under the waves, for I threw it back into the sea. Why, think, boys, 
a tortoise lives a thousand years; and would you, for just one meal, 
take away from it perhaps nine hundred years of life?" 

Tomo Jiro, his brother, answers: "What's that to you? Didn't 
you fish longer than the rest of us in the blazing sun? And now you 
must go to bed hungry." 

Urashima says: "I did not fish all the time. I rowed over the 
beautiful water and feasted, if not my stomach, my eyes, on the 
lovely scenes around me. Beside you, brother, have caught plenty 
fish for a good supper for all the family, and enough left to buy rice 
and tea for a long time to come. You are a good boy and I love you 
dearly in spite of all your teasing, for your loving care of our mother, 
our brothers and sisters." 

Tomo Jiro says: "I love you, too, brother; but I fear you cannot 
live long nor well upon your empty dinners of beautiful dreams, and 
I earnestly beg you to stop them." 

Urashima answers: "I would not if I could. And now, as you 
have said, I have been all day in the sun and am weary, so I shall 
sleep here awhile, and be well satisfied, too, brother, with my dinne- 
of beautiful dreams." 

Urashima lies down and goes to sleep in the boat. As soon as the 
other fisher boys have gone away, the sweetest music is heard filling 
the air from all sides, like the songs of birds and the humming of 
bees, and the fairy Princess, Kuni, and her train of fairies come 
around Urashima, singing. 

Urashima wakes, rises, and salutes them with: 'Hail! my beautiful 
dream!" | 

Fairy-Princess Kuni and the Faries say: "Hail, Urashima, kind- 
hearted!" Kuni says to him: "We are your dream come true. We 
are Fairies from the Enchanted Island beyond the Emerald Seas. 
I am Kuni, daughter of the Dragon King, Ryo-gu-jo, who rules over 

Urashima salutes with the lowest kow-tow, by going down on his 
knees and putting his forehead on the backs of his hands on the 
ground. 1 

Kuni says to him: "Arise, Urashima! You are not to live in 
this village, or be a poor fisherboy any more. It was not a tortoise 
you caught today, and so kindly threw back into the sea. It was 
myself in that disguise. My father is tired of being King and wants 
to take a rest for a while; and so he sent me and my fairies to search 
the world over for a boy who values a kind heart and beautiful 
thoughts, above all else. And we have found you. So, if you wish, 
you are to come to Fairyland, marry me, and rule as King in my 
father's place. Will you come?" She takes his hand. "Your boat 
is at the water's edge. It is enchanted now, and will carry us with 
magic swiftness to my Fairy Kingdom." 

He goes with Kuni and her Fairies to the boat and they sail away 
for Fairyland. 

The next scene is the inside of the Fairy Palace, King Ry-o-gu-jo 
and his Queen, Ume, on the throne. Fairies and big fish servants of 
all colors, grouped about. The King is nodding, and the Queen is 
trying to keep him awake until Kuni and Urashima arrive. Finally 
the King announces: "I'll have to go to sleep at once, I can't stay 
awake another minute." 

The Queen asks: "And when, Your Majesty, will you be waked?" 

The King: "Not for at least four hundred years. I could have 
a respectable cat nap in that time, and Urashima, being only a 
mortal, will, by that time, long for earth scenes and sight of his 
family again, so I can then, if necessary, take up the King business 
once more." 

The Queen: "Oh, Your Majesty, don't leave me awake alone 

without you. Take me, too, to the Land of Rest and Slumber." 

The King: "I will, my Queen." 

All the Fairies: "Take us, too, Your Majesty." 

The King: "No, none of our faithful subjects shall come with us. 
You will remain and serve loyally your new King and Queen. In 
the meantime I will appoint you, O-Hana-San as next highest person 
in our realm, the Guardian of the Court and Kingdom till the com- 
ing of the new Rulers." ("O" before a name and "San" after it, in 
Japan, mean "The Honorable Miss." So the Hon. Miss Hana, or, as 
they say, "O-Hana-San" and the others had a great deal of talk 
about plans for the wedding of Princess Kuni and Urashima. Espe- 
cially, they had to consider the Matchmakers, who next to the bride 
and groom, are most important at a wedding, as they do most of the 
courting between the bride and the groom, who sometimes first meet 
each other at the marriage ceremony. The Tortoise and Dragon were 
chosen as the Matchmakers. 

Finally, the King says: "Settle the rest between yourselves. 1 
am too tired and sleepy to care for anything." 

He and his Queen come down from their thrones and walk out 
sleepily, as they and their fairies sing the Fairy King's Lullaby: 


Unfold majestic wings of Night, 
Sleep's chariot bear away 

Beyond moonlight and starlight, 
Where silence reigns, 
And softest zephyrs play. 

Where there's no more of toil or care, 
In that dear realm of peace, 

The land of rest and slumber; 
Who enter there, 
Find sorrow's sweet surcease! 

The next scene is the same as the last one. 

O-Hana-San is seated on the throne in the middle of the Tokonomo, 
or wedding platform, back of which hangs the long symbolic wedding 
picture, called the Kakinomo. Fairies and fish servants stand about. 

O-Hana-San: "Since Urashima is one of the mortals, I sent some 
fairies over to their earth, in charge of O-Tsuna-San, to learn how 
earth mortals must be married. O-Tsuna-San, did you succeed, and 
what have you found out?" 

O-Tsuna-San: "I succeeded, Exalted Highness, and we are here 
to report. Japanese wedding ceremonies are largely made up of 
symbols that mean important things, and our fairies have brought 
them." Each Fairy steps out as her name is called, and gives her 
message. The name of each fairy is the name of the symbol which 
she brings. 

O-Matsu-San: "The pine tree is an important symbol at every 
wedding, for they say: 

I I 
" It teaches us, whate'er our place, 
Enduring dignity and grace.' " 

O-Tsuna-San: "A wedding without bamboo would not be lucky, 

" 'The bamboo is beloved of all, 
It grows so regular and tall, 
The humblest service never scorns, 
And art with loveliness adorns.' " 

O-Ume-San: "Japanese mortals would not think of being married 
without plum blossoms, for they bloom even in the snow, and: 
" 'They teach, though every hardship blend, 
Courageous hearts win in the end.' " 


O-Yuki-San: "There must be a swallow to bring luck to every 
wedding, for: 

" 'The swallow is the farmer's friend, 
And will his fields and orchard tend, 
And drive away the things that kill 
The plants and trees on plain and hill; 
And every home should fondly guard 
The swallow as a precious ward.' " 

O-Kiku-San : "The symbol used for the good luck of the bride 
is the nightingale, for, as it sings through the darkest night: 

" 'From it one learns through sorrow's plight 
( To keep a heart both brave and light.' " 

A messenger-fairy enters and says: "Your August Vice-Majesty, 
their Exalted Highnesses, Princess Kuni and the Honorable Urashima 
are here." Then the beautiful wedding ceremony is gone through. 

After the wedding, Urashima and Kuni take their seats on the 
throne as King and Queen. The Fairies all sing a welcome. Then 
the Fairy Guardians of the Flowers, the Jewels, and all the other 
treasures of the earth, the air and the sea, come to make their offer- 
ings to them, which, after beautiful dances, they heap about the 
foot of the throne. 

This legend belongs to the time in Japanese history when their 
only religion was still the Shinto, which taught the very highest 
respect for women and an equal position with men. So, as there 
was love, equality and respect between husband and wife in their 
home, the life of Urashima with the beautiful fairy princess in the 
fairyland of his dreams, was all happiness and blessing. 



But, after four hundred years as King of Fairyland, which Urash- 
ima thinks is only four years, he grows very sad, longing to see 
his mother, brothers and sisters, and he begs Kuni to let him go to 
earth to find out if they are all happy, and promises that he will 
then come back and not ask to go away any more. 

Kuni answers: "Since otherwise you will nevermore be happy 
here, you must go. But take with you my treasure box. It contains 
all — next to you — that is dearest to me. Do not open it, for if you 
do, you will never be able to find your way back to Fairyland again." 

Urashima asks: "But could I never find my way to you again?" 

Kuni: "Not to Fairyland again, but a white cloud would show 
you the way to me." 

He takes the box and starts off to earth in the magic boat. In this 
play, I make the date of his return to earth about two years ago. 

Before the next, which is the last scene, the Interlogue comes for- 
ward and recites: 

" 'Always, this story has been told in Japan, 
How he would come again to his native land — 
After four centuries; and with what surprise 
And grief each of its changes would meet his eyes. 
But there's one thing he would find forever true, 
For all time unchanged, for him, and me and you — 
Unselfish love, like Kuni's white cloud, is given 
To mortals, to point the way from earth to heaven.' " 

When Urashima reaches earth and the place where he used to live, 
he finds strange looking modern houses there and foreigners from 
every country, walking in the streets. Japanese school boys come 
along in European military costume, carrying guns and singing a 
song to the tune of Dixie. Urashima asks a guide the meaning of 
it all. 

The guide answers: "It means foreigners bringing their ships 
into our harbors, their money into our business, different customs, 
new ideas, new hopes, and many things that may astonish you, most 
mystical sir." 

Urashima says to himself: "I have dreamed more wonderful 
things for my beloved country than these I see and hear; and aloud 
says: "Can anyone tell me whereabout is the home of the fisher- 
man's widow, Taki, and her children?" 

The Guide: "Why, you must be dreaming. They lived 400 years 
ago and the oldest son, Urashima. who disappeared suddenly, was 
said to have gone to Fairyland. This is the spot where they lived, 
though all is changed, and all their people are dead and forgotten 
long ago, except for the Fairy Legend of Urashima, which mothers 
still tell to their children." 

Urashima: "Four hundred years ago! No mother, nor brothers, 
nor sisters; no familiar sights. Here, then, is not home for me." 
But he cannot find his boat. He searches in all directions, calling 
out to everybody, "Where is my boat?" They all answer him, sur- 
prised: "We see no boat!" 

He runs first one way and then another, calling distractedly: "My 
boat! My boat! Kuni! Which is the way to Kuni? Ah, perhaps 
the box will show me the way!" 

Forgetting Kuni's warning, he opens it. As he does so, a white 
cloud arises out of it. He staggers and falls. The crowds gather 
about him. He rises up, a white-haired, wrinkled old man, gazing 
after the white cloud as it rises slowly, and saying: "My beloved 
Kuni said, 'A white cloud will show you the way to me.' It goes 
upward, up — up to Kuni. The white cloud shows me the way to 

Kuni." He repeats this over and over, fainter and fainter, as he 
gradually sinks to earth. Everybody stands still with hats off, as 
the Captain of the Military Cadets, bending over him, says: "His 
breath has ceased, and we can be sure that his spirit has followed 
the white cloud upward to his beloved Kuni." 


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By Paul Penland 

Research Engineer of The Blue Diamond 
Materials Company 

(Editor's Note: Mr. Penland recently 
returned from a tour of European coun- 
tries, ivhere he was sent to make an inten- 
sive research in architecture and building 

STUCCO is not new, as is commonly sup- 
posed by many in southern California. 
On the right bank of the Nile the temple 
of Karnack represents the highest type of 
Egyptian architecture and connected with 
it architecturally by an avenue of sphinxes 
was its nearest rival the temple of Luxor, 
little of which remains. On the left bank 
of the Nile was the great mausoleum Deir- 
el-Bahari of Queen Hatshepsu, which de- 
serves special mention a;s an architectural 
monument. Deir-el-Bahari, which was built 
in the 16th century B. C, shows that coat- 
ing with stucco was a very ancient device. 
The walls and columns of this monument of 
ancient civilization were originally coated 
with a fine white plaster or gesso. Mr. 
Somers Clarke, in the twenty-ninth memoir 
of the Egypt Exploration Fund, said: "The 
building appeared as if it were made of one 
vast dazzling stone, blinding in the sun." 


When in the course of following the history 
of architecture and we come to that chaste 
and refined work which we usually think of as 
associated with Greek art, stucco again is used. 
The temple at Corinth and those at Selinonte 
were built of a comparatively coarse stone 
covered with stucco. Even the later and very 
important temple of Zeus at Olympia was 
built of a stone described as very coarse in 
texture, and apparently difficult to manipulate, 
and covered with stucco for the finish of de- 
tails, though the sculptures were of Paros 

Particularly in Italy, as well as in Spain, 
England and other European countries, lime 
stuccos have been used for centuries, while of 
recent years Portland cement stuccos have been 
used extensively in continental Europe and 
the United States. 

Colored stucco is distinctly an American 
creation (without reference to the older lime 
stuccos of Italy) and only now is colored 
stucco beginning to be used in new buildings 
in England and some places in continental 

In a few short years we have turned from 
the typical dull hued wooden small house in 
southern California to almost universal use 
of colored bricks and stuccos. Was it because 
of the monotonous sight of streets of un- 
painted bungalows against brown fields and 
hills that caused the revolt? Was it the fact 
that we have a great variety of materials at 
hand? Or was it simply that we are not 
handicapped by tradition and just indepen- 
dently "cut loose." I am inclined to believe 
it was the latter reason. Anyway, we have 
colors alive, vivid and striking in our archi- 
tecture even more than milady would dare to 
flaunt in her gowns and dresses. Yet no one 
can say there's monotony, or discord in our 
architecture, especially after seeing what 
Europe offers in colors. 

What a wonderful difference there was be- 
tween the Chicago Exposition, which was all 
white and tiring to the strongest eyes after a 
fraction of a day, while at the San Francisco 
Exposition Jules Guerin, the great color the- 
orist, changed things to the point where it was 
perpetually soothing. Who ever heard of 
orange elephants? Yet orange elephants were 
there at Guerin's direction. They can be re- 
membered in the group of the nations of the 
East in the McKim, Meade & White's Court 
of the Universe. Orange elephants stood out 
beautifully against the complimental blue col- 
ored sky. Throughout the entire Exposition 
at San Francisco the color scheme was unique. 
For example, all fire boxes were painted a 
beautiful Vermillion instead of the customary 
red. One man on the Zone asked what color 
he should paint a large horse in front of his 
place of amusement. Seeing the color of the 
building in the background, Guerin told him 
to paint the horse green. Who ever heard of 
a green horse? 

Our sunny California southland with the 
ocean on one side and hills on the other lends 
itself beautifully to the proper employment of 
colors, and it is toward this end that colored 
stuccos and roofs should be planned by com- 
petent authorities in architecture and color 

There is always beauty in simplicity and 
stucco should never be used to hide monu- 
mental materials of construction. That this 
is a degradation of monumental architecture 

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a AW 

is a sound view; but it is obvious that stucco 
has its place in modern construction of cer- 
tain types. 

Stucco is being used and can be used with 
the greatest of success in practically all types 
of architecture. This is substantiated by the 
fact that it is one of the oldest practices in 
architecture when it was applied to a building 
which was intended as a monument or mauso- 
leum in honor of one of the greatest Egyptian 
sovereigns, some thirty-six centuries ago. 





ANEW CLUB has recently been organized in San 
Francisco. Gertrude Atherton, famous in 
America and Europe, was the instigator, though 
perhaps instigator is not the best word, for that 
implies a deep-laid plot or scheme, and while Mrs. 
Atherton's fertile brain is a storehouse for ideas 
she is not much given to being an instigator. We 
associate that word with deeds of darkness, and 
while Mrs. Atherton may have those who differ 
with her, she is undoubtedly trying to benefit man- 
kind, as her recent work among the prisoners at 
San Quentin shows. She is also trying to benefit 
women as well, though that is another story. Much 
is said of it in the public press and there are some 
who have engaged in tilts about her ideas of re- 

The new club is known as "The Writers' Dinner 
Club," and is unique, inasmuch as it has dinners 
without speeches or programmes. Mrs. Atherton is the organizer 
and president, and Mrs. Charles Caldwell Dobie, the author, is 
secretary-treasurer. There are about thirty members. 

The purpose of the club is to bring writers and those allied 
with the craft into closer social relationship. The club plans to 
meet once a month. Dinner clubs are perhaps new to the West, 
although at one time a club of men was known as the Chit-Chat 
Club, but speeches were made. New York, London, Paris, and other 
European centers have such organizations which permit an inter- 
change of membership. If it is possible, or expedient, it is the aim 
of the San Francisco organization ultimately to gain the privileges 
of these distinguished dinner clubs for its visiting members. 

The first dinner of the new club took place in the Red Room of 
the Bohemian Club on December 4, 1923. The list of members who 
were present at the initial dinner is as follows: Gertrude Atherton, 
Senator James D. Phelan, Mr. Charles Caldwell Dobie, Mr. Stewart 
Edward White, Mr. Clay M. Greene, Mr. Charles K. Field, Mrs. 
Charles Sedgwick Aiken, Mrs. Fremont Older, Mr. Harry A. Leffler, 
Miss Florence Livingston, Miss Rebecca Porter, Mr. James Rorty, 
Mr. B. G. Marshall, Oma Davies Elste, Mrs. Nancy Barr Mativity, 
Mr. George Sterling, Mr. Ottarino Ronchi, Miss Loretta Brady, 
Mr. Martin V. Merle, Mr. Leland Peck and Mr. George Douglas. 

The members who were not present were: Ina Donna Coolbrith, 
Mrs. George Sanborn Young, (Ruth Comfort Mitchel), Mr. Frederick 
O'Brien, Mr. Peter B. Kyne, Mr. Robert Welles Ritchie, Mrs. Dell 
Munger, Mrs. Esther Birdsall Darling, Mrs. Denis O'Sullivan, Mrs. 
Barrett Willoughby, Mrs. Camilla Kenyon, Gladys Johnson, Mr. 
Mathurin Dondon and Mr. A. V. Mativity. 

Mrs. Atherton's international reputation is almost too well known 
to need comment, but her wonderful energy, her invincible deter- 
mination, her indomitable courage, her devotion to her work and 
her brilliant talent deserve more than mere mention. By birth, 
education and culture she is in a class by herself. Perhaps no 
other American woman writer, Edith Wharton excepted, has a more 
cosmopolitan reputation. Mrs. Atherton has lived in Europe. She 
spent years in London, and had the entree everywhere. She had 
apartments on the Continent and knows the languages. For a 
woman who might contentedly rest on her laurels and who might 
spend all her time in the gay whirl of society, it is somewhat re- 
markable that she should choose the stern path of art. She is an 
indefatigable worker. She maintains an apartment in New York, 
but returns to her beloved California as does the homing-bird. She 

is much sought after socially, and could be entertained daily if she 
chose to accept all the invitations showered on her. She is a bril- 
liant conversationalist, widely informed and can meet any man on 
his own ground. I can recall one evening some years ago when she 
entertained the late William H. Mills, W. C. Morrow and myself 
at dinner. The interchange of sparkling wit, the quaint humor, the 
dazzling repartee and the brilliant conversation kept me breath- 
less. I was content to quietly listen. Mr. Mills was a wonderful 
man in many ways. As an editorial writer on a Sacramento paper, 
as a conversationalist he was able to a marked degree. Witty, humor- 
ous, often satirical, he was never unkind, and that evening stands 
out in my memory. The two cultured men, the gifted hostess and 
the whole atmosphere were of an unusual order. 

Mrs. Atherton is a descendant of Benjamin Franklin, and there 
are those who think she was at her best in her historical novels. 
She wrote her first short story in 1880 ,or somewhere near there. 
It was published in the San Francisco Argonaut and attracted uni- 
versal comment and some adverse criticism. Later it was elaborated 
into a novel. Her latest novel, "Black Oxen," has been the talk of 
America and Europe. Comment has been favorable and otherwise. 
Recently she invited a small group of friends to see the premiere 
film production. It was pronounced beautiful. Senator James D. 
Phelan, who is a personal friend of Mrs. Atherton's and who fre- 
quently entertains her at his lovely country home near Saratoga, 
invited the group to tea after the play. Some writers have taken 
up the pen of criticism in regard to the novel. There are those 
who do not concur in her views regarding rejuvenation, but there are 
men and women at San Quentin and in The Relief Home who 
bless her for her interest in their rehabilitation. Mrs. Atherton 
declines to discuss her own attitude in the matter. But in an inter- 
view on the subject some months ago she declared that she expected 
to be writing novels at ninety. Those who know her steadfastness 
of purpose can readily believe it. Certainly her appearance, her 
work and her charm have not diminished in the years that I have 
known her, though she may now be supposed to be in the autumn 
of life. "Black Oxen" is now being played at a local theater. 

Directly after the fire which devastated San Francisco Mrs. Ather- 
ton was asked to write an article about it. The money she received 
for it she wished to give to some sufferer — she mentioned to me 
whom sh 13 wanted to have it, and I was entrusted with the deliv- 
ery. The gratitude of the woman in need — a gentlewoman, crushed 
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ONE of the earliest of American poets 
said: "Grant but memory to us and 
we can lose nothing by death!" To' per- 
petuate the memory of the late Clarence 
Urmy — as the California Troubadour — a 
coterie of his intimates have evolved the 
beautiful idea of immortalizing it in 
bronze. This memorial, in the form of a 
bas relief of a singing troubadour, with 
wind-blown cloak and ribbon-slung guitar, 
is to be placed in South Park, San Fran- 
cisco, the neighborhood of the Urmy home, 
where the poet-musician was born. Con- 
tributions to this memorial are being for- 
warded to Dean J. Wilmer Gresham of 
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, from all 
parts of the United States. Wherever 
the California poet's influence extended — 
and he was, if anything, more widely read 
in the east than in the west — there he has 
friends who take this way of evidencing 
appreciation of "the exquisite expression 
of exquisite impression" which embodied 
his one preachment and practice. 

Many San Joseans had the rare privi- 
lege of acquaintance with the poet as well 
as with his poems. As is ever the way 
when perspective blinds, this privilege 
was not sufficiently appreciated while it 


Summer home nf the California Troubadour. Clarence Urmy. 
This little orchard home has been bought by Mrs. J. T. Wallace 
and Miss Dorothy Wallace, friends and pupil of the poet. They 
will hold it in trust as a memorial, keeping the native garden 

existed. Yet, certainly the majority felt 
some thrill of pride in bowing to him on 
the street, or in explaining to friends at 
the theater: "Yes, that's Clarence Urmy, 
the poet. One always sees him at first 
nights. Yes, he's the dramatic and music 
critic of the Mercury — a distinguished 
and delightful person, but rather aloof." 
To those who passed him, on his hurried 
night trips to the Mercury Herald's edito- 
rial rooms, there came surely a fleeting 
impression of romance as the poet, with 
hair in silvery contrast to the black, cava- 
lier-brimmed hat he always wore, sped 
past, his dark overcoat swinging from his 
shoulders cape fashion. If Clarence Urmy 
ever put his arms through his overcoat 
sleeves no member of the Mercury Herald 
staff ever saw him do so. It was one of 
the many little different things about him, 
absolutely unaffected, that the staff de- 
lighted in. 

To the majority perhaps the poet did 
appear aloof. He was remote as Joseph 
Conrad is remote. Never curt, never un- 
gracious, but simply too engrossed in the 
search for truth and beauty to be inter- 
ested in the trifles of little significance 
that consume the lives of most of us. 




A NOTABLE Christmas day wedding was that of Miss Loraine 
Rowan, daughter of Mrs. Robert A. Rowan, and Robert Hazel- 
hurst McAdoo, son of William Gibbs McAdoo. 

The marriage took place at the family home in Pasadena, Bishop 
Johnson reading the service in the presence of the five hundred guests. 

The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. A. L. Schwarz, 
and the wedding party included Miss Betty Hixon as maid of honor, 
and the Misses Carrita Miller, Margaret Brackenridge, Helen Fowler, 
Betty Pierce, and Alice Ayer as bridesmaids. Little Mary Faith 
McAdoo was the flower maid. William G. McAdoo, Jr., was his 
brother's best man, and the ushers were Messrs. John Cotton, George 
MeCook, Edwin Kane, of New York, Charles Dabney, of Santa Bar- 
bara, and Jack Garland, of Los Angees. 

MISS BETTY HIXON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morris 
Hixon, who was maid of honor to Miss Rowan at her wedding 
to Robert Hazelhurst McAdoo was herself a bride on January third, 
becoming the wife of Doctor Paul 
Mailers Hunter. The wedding was 
solemnized at the Pasadena Presby- 
terian Church. Doctor and Mrs. 
Hunter will be at home after the first 
of March, 508 South Orange Gi-ove 
Avenue, Pasadena. 

THE Hotel Raymond opened for the 
season Thursday, December 27, 
with the usual delightful dinner- 
dance. The openings at the Raymond 
retain much of the early California 
spirit of hospitality and tables are al- 
ways reserved by Pasadenans who 
know they will find friends of long 
standing among the house guests. 

Walter Raymond, the proprietor, is 
so thoroughly a New Englander that 
it seems almost out of keeping to as- 
sociate him with a California hotel, 
yet he has managed to transplant 
many of the best ideas of the far- 
famed Inns of New England into his 
hotel here, and thereby has created 
one of the most comfortabl resorts in 
this country, one which has become a 
real home to innumerable guests. 

On the other hand are to be found 
another set of people who think the 
winter season has not, and cannot 
open until the doors of the Hunting- 
ton are flung wide. This year that 
opening was coincident with that of 
the Raymond, in order that the Navy 
might be entertained previous to the 
football game on New Year's Day. 
The formal opening ball, however, 
was not given until January 10th. 

THE old and pleasant custom of 

ing open house on New Year's 
day, which has been allowed to lapse 
for several years, is being practiced 
again by a number of hostesses. 
Among the largest receptions of Jan- 
uary first was that of Mrs. Albert 
Sherman Hoyt, who, with Mr. and 

Mrs. Leroy Sanders, and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Everett Griswold, was 
at home to many friends. Receiving with Mrs. Hoyt, in her home on 
Buena Vista street, South Pasadena, were Dr. and Mrs. von Klein- 
Smid, Mr. and Mrs. William Gibbs McAdoo, Mr. and Mrs. Oakleigh 
Thorne, and Admiral and Mrs. Robison. 

Dancing the New Year in, the guests, young and old, made merry 
with their gracious hostess on the south porch and platform. Through 
the pleasant garden tables were set and a generous buffet luncheon 
served with the prodigality of the old South. In the warm sunshine, 

The Los Altos 

OANTA CLARA County, so 
full of outdoor occupations 
and rural California life has 
felt little need of golf. Yet at 
Alum Rock, the picnic grounds 
and swimming place for the 
eastern side of the valley there 
is a fine golf course and club 
for residents of that delightful 
district; and lately there has 
been formed on the peninsula 
south of San Francisco, the 
Los Altos Country Club and 
golf links which draws its 
membership from San Jose 
and the smaller towns of the 
west side of the foothills of the 
Santa Cruz mountains. 

This club has chosen a re- 
markably beautiful situation 
for its club house. The roll- 

the Bishop of the Diocese, the scientific men from California Tech- 
nical Institute and the Mt. Wilson Observatory chatted with the busi- 
ness men and society women of Los Angeles and Pasadena proving 
Mrs. Hoyt's home a center for social intercourse in the Southland 
of California. 

AT the same hospitable home a charming program was given on 
December 12 by the Zoellner Quartet, which under the delightful 
inspiration of Mrs. Coleman-Batchelder's encouragement, has been 
playing to crowded houses at the homes of Pasadena's generous 
patrons of music. 

IT was especially fitting that the Tournament of Roses of 1924, 
which ushered in the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Pasa- 
dena, should include an entry by the Valley Hunt Club, the sponsor 
of the first Tournament, through Dr. Charles Frederick Holder in 
1889. Thirty-five years ago the floats were not so numerous, or so 

pretentious, but were very beautiful 
and were horse-drawn, which is now 
rarely the case, with the exception of 
the Raymond Hotel entry, invariably 
drawn by big white horses, as nearly 
resembling those of former yeaf-s as 
can be secured. 

The appropriate entry of the Valley 
Hunt Club was a Tally-ho, reminis- 
cent of the early Tournaments which 
were followed by various athletic con- 
tests, first by the gymkhana, then at 
the suggestion of C. D. Daggett, one 
of the founders of the Valley Hunt 
Club, Roman Chariot Races were in- 
troduced, and were staged at Tourna- 
ment Park. In 1914 the football game 
became a part of the annual festival. 

WITH every assurance of being 
one of the outstanding features 
of the social year in Los Angeles the 
Third Annual Horse Show of the 
Southern California Riding and Driv- 
ing Club will open at the magnificent 
Horse Show Arena at the Ambassa- 
dor Hotel on February 26th and will 
continue every day until and includ- 
ing March first. 

William S. Blitz, for seventeen 
years actively connected with the big 
shows in New York, is already in Los 
Angeles arranging for a splendid se- 
ries of events and securing entries 
from every part of the continent. 
Many of the finest show horses in 
America are now being groomed for 
the big southern California show at 
The Ambassador. 

This is the only show in California 
which has the snap and brilliance of 
a night event and is made possible by 
the fact that the arena at The Am- 
MRS. albert Sherman hoyt entertaining the zoellner bassador is completey covered and 


MRS. hoyt are the Messrs. zoellner and MRS. ernest A. Marco H. Hellman, President of the 
batchelder and miss ZOELLNER. ^ ^ Southern California Riding and Driv- 

v ' " ing Club, together with his associates 
on the executive committee, is arranging for a striking list of cash 
prizes and trophies for every class. The net proceeds of the show 
will go to some worthy charity yet to be selected. 

The show invariably brings a great many smart people, interested 
in good horsemanship, to The Ambassador, with their mounts, and is 
a splendid stimulus to riding in southern California, where bridle 
trails are becoming more and more popular. 

Not the least of the features of the show is the Horse Show Ball, 
the date for which has not yet been settled. 


Country Club 

ing hills and little vales and 
meadows make a sporty links 
which has been laid out and 
approved by the best experts 
in San Francisco. 

One unique feature is the in- 
timate relation between the 
private estates and the golf 
course which meanders among 
them between the sightly 

Home owners in the Los 
Altos Country Club properties 
thus find themselves in a posi- 
tion of being able to step out 
of their homes onto the links. 
Its nearness to San Francisco 
makes this whole district with 
its golf and riding clubs, its 
schools and colleges, most de- 



Standing Redwoods Worth More Than Lumber 

AVTNG the Redwoods is not merely a sentiment or 
O aesthetic movement — it is a matter of supreme econ- 
omic importance to the state and nation, declared J. D. 
Grant, Chairman of the Save the Redwoods League, in his 
address before an audience at the California Academy of 
Sciences, Golden Gate Park. Mr. Grant's topic was: Saving 
a Priceless Heritage — The Redwoods, and he illustrated his 
remarks with some beautiful new views expressly taken 
for the Save the Redwoods League, picturing some of the 
tracts of giant Redwoods recently saved in the new Hum- 
boldt State Redwood Park near Eureka. A motion picture 
film of Sequoia sepervirens and Sequoia gigantea was also 

Mr. Grant described the activities which had resulted in 
the saving up to the present time of over 5,000 acres of 
primeval Redwood forest, but pointed out that this was less 
than one half of one per cent of the total stand of Redwood 
trees remaining in California. He urged the need of sup- 
port for saving larger areas particularly along the State 
Highway and outlined the plan for a Redwood National 
Park of at least 20,000 acres. 

Some interesting statistics were given showing that 
thousands of people travel each year into the Redwood belt 
to see these unique and beautiful trees and spend their vaca- 
tion under their branches. This travel, according to Mr. 
Grant, is but the forerunner of a much larger incursion of 
tourists, vacationists, campers and sightseers who will 
throng in thousands to see the Redwoods because of their 
beauty, their grandeur, and their unique scientific interest. 

"The Redwood Highway," he declared, "is destined in 
years to come to be as famous as Niagara, the Grand Can- 
yon of the Colorado, or the Yosemite National Park. In 
some ways I feel that it surpasses these natural wonders, 
for the Redwoods are growing, living things, whose beauty 
is developing with the passage of time. Contrast these 
cool, inviting shades along this part of California's State 
highway with the hot, treeless stretches that extend 
through the great central valleys of this State." 

The speaker told of the present efforts of operating lum- 
ber companies along the line of reforestation, and praifieU 
the efforts of these companies to assure a continuous future 
lumber supply. He declared, however, that reforestation 
did not in any way take the place of saving the Redwoods. 

"You have no doubt been hearing of late implications that 
this work of saving the Redwoods is not so very necessary 
because the process of reforestation has proved successful 
and will raise up new forests to take the place of those cut 
down," he said. "This is not the fact. For reforestation, 
while it is important and highly desirable, and will, with- 
out question, supply a large percentage of the future lumber 
demand, cannot possibly serve to replace the ancient trees, 
from five hundred to three thousand years of age. The 
Redwood is a wonderful thing. A tree is cut down, and 
time after time, a vigorous growth of new trees will spring 
up from the sprouts at the base of the old trunk. More- 
over, so determined is the Redwood to live, that slight injury 
near its base will cause fresh new shoots to burst forth, 
and these, if chopped away, will appear again, ever ex- 
pressing the vast strength of their forbears, so victorious 
in a million year battle against lightning, fire and hurricane. 
The new shoots will grow in a comparatively short time to 
a height of forty or fifty feet, but there .they stop their 
swift advance, and it is not for hundreds or thousands of 
years that they will tower into the sky from one to three 
hundred feet, and reach their amazing maturity of girth. 
Destroyers of the Giant Redwoods can never hope to re- 
place their victims by replanting. This process should and 
will continue, but let it be distinctly clear that replanting, 
or reforestation, is not replacing the ancient giants. "Sec- 
ond growth" is a temporary expedient; the growth of a 
real Redwood is a mysterious event, beyond the power of 
man's control, a sublime work of ages." 

Experts Study Transportation 

REGULATION of motor vehicles as common carriers 
was strongly endorsed in the interest of better trans- 
portation generally in the report of a Special Committee 
of the United States Chamber of Commerce made public 
lately. This committee was appointed recently by Presi- 
dent Julius H. Barnes of the Chamber for the purpose of 
studying the relation of highways and motor transport to 
other transportation agencies. 
The report said in part: 

Unregulated competition of motor-bus lines with electric railroads, or of 
several bus lines with each other, may temporarily give increased service or lower 
rates, but inevitably it will result in decresaed earnings and a lowering of the 
standards of service, until one or all the competitors are faced with ruin. Under 
proper regulation, intelligently and fairly applied, such as has been adopted in a 
number of states, the extent to which competition is desirable in the public inter- 
est rests with the regulatory body. Destructive rate cutting is prevented, and 
duly authorized motor-vehicle common carriers are accorded the same protection 
given the other public utilities, this at the same time providing the greatest 
measure of useful service to the public. Through judicious regulation, and only 
in this way. will it b? possible to obtain efficient, economical and adequate co- 
ordination of motor transport and electric or steam railroads. 

Federal regulation tf interstate common-carrier motor transportation has not 
as yet been adopted, but it is believed that it is necessray. 

Municipal regulation of common carrier motor service frequently interferes 
with the effectiveness of this form of transportation, particularly where such 
municipal regulation conflicts with regulation by the state. 

The principal of regulation by state regulatory bodies of intrastate traffic 
has been quite generally accepted in this country, and is believed to be sound as 
applied to motor vehicle common carriers as well as to other public utilities. 

The scope of the regulatory powers of the utility commissions varies widely 
in th-> several c tates. The following outline covers broadly the piwers which 
have been vested in these commissions, for the purpose of public supervisions of 
common carriers: 

(a) Power to grant, refuse to grant, supplement and amend the right to 


fbl Determination of the amount upon which, in fairness and justice to 
both the investor and the public, the enterprise should be allowed to earn a 


(c) Establishment of rates or systems of rates which will yield sufficient 
revenu? to meet all operating and overhead charges, including a reasonable rate 
of return to the investor. 

id» Power of regulation in respect to all matters affecting conditions and 
character of service, including extensions and improvements. 

In 191-1, the State of Pennsylvania placed motor-vehicle common carriers 
under the regulation of its Public Service Commission. According to a report 
issu?d by the Motor Vehicle Conference Committee on January 1, 1923, the laws 
of twenty-two stales now provide for a greater or lesser degree of such state 

The right to operate common-carrier motor vehicles, similar as that to operate 
an electric railroad or other public utility, should be contingent upon the grant- 
ing of a certificate of public convenience and necessity. In considering an appli- 
cation for such a certificate, the state commission should take into account, as 
the commissions now do in the states where the motor vehicle is under their 
jurisdiction the extent and quality of servi-e rendered bv the existing agencies, 
the desirability of introducing new competition or forcing existing agencies to 
curtail or discontinue their operations- in short, the public interest in the 
premi ses. 

If a certificate is granted, the operator should be compelled to furnish ample 
evidence of financial responsibility or else carry insurance ad 'quate to cover all 
injuries to persons or damage to property resulting from negligent operation. 

Where motor tran-port particularly by passenger buses appears to answer 
the public need most fully, it is believed that other forms of common carriers 
should be permitted to install such service as an adjunct to their lines. They 
are now prevented by the laws of some states, and it is believed that such laws 
should be repealed. 

The enormous development of the motor vehicle, during the past ten years, 
not only in numbers but al : o in size and weight, has introduced a numlier of 
verv perplexing problems with respect to the construction and maintenance of 
highways and the sup-rvision of traffic on the highways. The increased wear 
on highways due to the increasing number of heavier and faster vehicles has 
resulted in the adoption by most of the states of size, weight and speed res- 

At the present time there is no uniformity in these restrictions and this 
results in serious inconvenience and hardship on individuals and companies oper- 
ating in more than one state. The weight restrictions in some states are rather 
indefinite, some specifying gross weight on four wheels and six wheels and 
stating distance between axles, while other states in addition to the above, restrict 
the maximum load per inch of tire. It is believed that ther? should be uniform 
size. weiTht »nd spe d r-strictions in all =t-stes and municipalises, provided that, 
where conditions demand, seasonal restrictions, lower than those normally en- 
forced, should be prescribed and administered, under proper safeguards, by the 
state authority. 

E. C. Thomas, 

General Agent. Executive Dept.. P. E. R. Co. 

From The California Redwood Association 

OFFICIAL acts of Berkeley, Oakland and other muni- 
cipalities in the east-bay region of San Francisco, 
ordering the construction of fire-breaks, patrols in the 
hills and enlarged water mains, are cited by the California 
lumbermen as answering the claims of the manufacturers 
of patent roofings that wooden shingles were responsible 
for the recent Berkeley conflagration. Berkeley is now 
heeding the warning sounded fifteen years ago, and there 
is no one in the city who will question the statement that, 
had these precautions against fire been taken earlier, there 
never would have been a burned area of fifty blocks north 
of the University of California campus. 

The Berkeley conflagration was started by a grass fire 
fanned by a north wind. Unchecked, the blaze swept over 
the Piedmont hills, burning the dry grass, weeds and oil- 
laden eucalyptus. When it reached the residence section, 



it was a wall of flame driven on by a gale. That which had 
been predicted for years took place and there was no home, 
no matter of what construction, that remained standing in 
the path of the fire. The flames were racing along the 
ground and leaping through the air when they reached the 
first house that was burned. 

Berkeley is already building fire-breaks. It will erect 
watchtowers, establish patrols and has ordered the water 
company to lay larger mains. It is significant that, regard- 
less of the anti-shingle roofing ordinance recently passed 
by the City Council, these protections against fire are to be 
provided for in the near future, and that the reports of 
experts regarding the cause of the fire lay the blame on 
their absence. 

Meeting the Limitations 

(A portion of an address given to the Class in Personal Relit/ion. 
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston.) 

LET us think together this morning of Meeting the Limi- 
tations of Life. We meet the limitations of life first 
of all in our brain. We find from time to time that we can- 
not think as we used to think upon subjects which are not 
in our ordinary routine, where we follow chiefly instinct or 
habit. But as we meet a new situation, face a new problem, 
we discover that our brain has not the elasticity that it used 
to have and we are apt to shirk the problem rather than try 
to meet it thoughtfully. 

And we feel the oncoming of limitations in our bodies as 
well as in our brains. Some form of disease, some bodily 
infirmity, hampers us. We cannot walk as we used to walk, 
we cannot sew as we used to sew. In one way or another 
these bodies of ours are not under our control. That is 
another of the limitations of life. It is a limitation which, 
somehow or other, we must manage. A friend of mine said 
to me very recently, "You see how well I can use my left 
hand." Then she explained to me how a year or two ago 
she met with some accident and has never quite recovered 
the use of her right hand. It was very true that she no 
longer shook hands with her right hand. The fact that im- 
pressed itself on her mind and mine was that she had culti- 
vated the use of her left hand, she had found one of the 
limitations of life and had conquered it. 

There is a limitation also which we may call a moral limi- 
tation. I have never valued very highly the practice of 
self-examination, but on the whole it is a good habit to look 
into one's conscience now and then and see whether it is 
alive and sensitive or whether it has grown dull. Because 
my conscience is limited, I cannot see, I cannot feel as I 
used to. 

So there are limitations of body and mind and conscience. 
And as we think about it we think, perhaps, of two things : 
The first is in the words of Jesus to Peter. "When thou 
wast young thou girdest thyself and walkedst whither thou 
wouldest, but as thou growest old another shall gird thee 
and carry thee whither thou wouldest not." That is a de- 
scription of what we have been speaking of this morning as 
a limitation of human life. But, in the second place, these 
limitations must be overcome. It will never do to say to 
oneself "I cannot do this which I used to do." It is far 
better to say to oneself, "I can now do this other thing in- 
stead, which I never thought of doing in the old days." So 
when' we think of our limitations we must also think of 
conquering them. 

But the fundamental thing to say about this period of life 
in which we are conscious of our limitations is that it is a 
part of life. We have to recognize it as we recognize youth 
and middle age as a part of life. Someone sent me the other 
day these lines. 

"Is it too late! Ah— Nothing is too late 
Until the tired heart shall cease to palpitate. 
For age is opportunity no less 
Than youth itself, though in another dress. 
And as the evening twilight fades away, 
The sky is filled with stars invisible by day." 
It is not our fault that we feel the limitations, nor can we 

quarrel with the universe because we do. It is a part of life 
that we go through that period. 

More important is it to say about that period, that it has 
joys and opportunities and uses of its own, joys and oppor- 
tunities and uses which the period before we felt any limi- 
tations could not offer us. We are not leaving joys behind 
as we grow older. We are simply entering upon another 
kind of joy. "Age," Rupert Brooke said, "is only a different 
kind of merriment than youth, and a wiser." It is a quieter 
joy. It does not require so much stimulation from outside 
events. It is not necessary to run hither and thither to 
find it. It is a more personal kind of joy. 

A man who was growing older said to me, "I have time 
now to see my friends as I used never to see them." 

If you will think about the younger people you will see 
that one of the deficiencies of their lives is that they have 
very little time to give to their friends. They seem to be in 
an everlasting hurry. They go from one duty or pleasure 
to another. It was only yesterday that someone said to me 
that the New England conscience was not an inheritance to 
be proud of, because it kept her hurrying from one duty to 
another and prevented her from the deeper, quieter joys of 
life, the companionships which become possible when one 
cannot be so active, but which ought to be possible for us 
all the time. 

There are opportunities in this period which I have called 
the period of limitations, which we never had when we were 
free from the limitations. Someone has said that gray 
hairs soften the lines of the face. That is to say, the severe 
face, full of vigor, of energy, of self assertion, becomes 
softer as the hair grows grayer. 

The young man in his vigor expects to impress the world. 
It may be a very small world, of his own friends, his little 
circle, but his natural instinct is to impress himself upon it. 
The opportunity to the older man is of a different kind. His 
is the opportunity to understand. The young man doesn't 
stop to understand. He has no time for that. And yet 
what you and I need is people who understand us. We love 
youth, we admire it, sometimes we envy it its power, its 
force, its vigor. 

The opportunity of the older years is the opportunity to 
understand, not the opportunity to impress. It is true in 
the quietest ways of life, that shut-ins as they grow older 
find that their function in the world is not to persuade some- 
body to do something, but it is to understand people who do 
things and so to influence them by sympathy. 

These older years have uses of their own, which the 
younger years have not. The great use is this, that we can 
yield ourselves to the purpose of God. That is the great 
satisfaction of the older years, that we let ourselves become 
instruments in God's hands. Remember those words that 
I have often quoted to you, the prayer that I may become 
to God what a man's right hand is to the man. That is 
exactly what in the older years we have an opportunity of 
becoming. We have come to see that by oneself one can- 
not grapple with the problems of the universe, or force a 
solution of the problems of the universe upon other people, 
but we have come to believe more and more that there is a 
God who carries this universe in the hollow of His hand 
and has a loving purpose for it. The best use to make of 
our lives, is somehow to co-operate with that purpose, to be 
to that God what a man's right hand is to the man. 

Joys, opportunities, uses there are in these years which 
we have described as the years of limitations. Let me re- 
peat, joys which are not ours in the younger years but are 
just as real and more, opportunities which are not offered 
us in the younger years and uses which it would have been 
impossible for us to accept in the younger years, which are 
ours as we grow older. What a very beautiful time of life 
it is. What a useful time of life it is. Not useful in the old 
sense when we ran about the earth doing errands, but useful 
in the higher sense, when we are content to let God use us 
for His errands and His purposes. 

Edmund S. Rousmaniere 





THE San Gabriel Valley Country Club may have any number of 
mottoes — without having any of them framed and hanging on the 
wall — but one they seem to have adopted unconsciously or subcon- 
sciously, and the one that immediately occurs to a visitor, is the 
delightfully true words of the Scot, "Ye canna be baith gran and 
comfortable," and here indeed there is no attempt at grandness but 
there is an outpouring of inviting comfort. 

Whether they have mottoes or not they do have traditions, — tradi- 
tions of which every member is proud and which in an intangible 
way permeate the whole conduct of the club. The grounds of the 
.•lub once formed a part of the Mission San Gabriel holdings and 
until very recently the old cacti hedge surrounded the property. 
Even now the garden, upon which the club opens, bears evidence of 
the care of the early Fathers in the old rose vine and one lone cactus 
plant. It isn't difficult in the sunset hour to visualize the grey 
f rocked f liars telling their beads along the flower-bordered walks. 

From a very modest beginning in 1904, with a nine hole course 
and a tiny club house, the club has grown to more than three hundred 
active members and a hundred associate members, owning over a 
hundred and twenty-five acres, a remarkably pleasant course on which 
to play, and a delightfully scenic one because of the magnificent old 
oaks which not only fringe but ornament the entire grounds. Every 
individual member revels in the beauty of those oaks and bristles 
with indignation if some vandal suggests the course would be im- 
proved by their removal. 

The club house was remodeled last year by Mr. Silas Burns, of 
Hunt & Burns, whose interest is both architectural and personal. 
The interior is tremendously improved; the lounge and dining room 
form the central body of the house with the wonderful double fire- 
place dominating the whole. Perhaps this great chimney, with its 
suggestions of cheer, is the real foundation of the "clubby" spirit 
which animates the place. No grouch on earth could resist the 
appeal that roaring fire offers. The women's apartments, including 
their sitting room, gay in bright chintz, and the new library, occupy 
one end of the club, while the men's lounge and general quarters are 
at the opposite end. These quarters include a grill, smoking room, 
billiard room, and of course the lockers beyond. Here the grill is 
supplied with a steam table so that a buffet lunch may be served Sat- 
urday, Sunday and holidays, in order that no keen golfer may be 
detained a moment longer than is necessary in supplying the craving 
of the inner man, as a good authority announces that even the most 
rabid golfer does eat. 

The good fellowship of the club is an outstanding feature, they 
all seem to like each other so well, and it is next to impossible to 
discover who is responsible for an innovation or an unusually good 
idea. If you are told that So and So did it and refer to him regard- 
ing it, he very cordially assures you he may have had some connec- 
tion with the result but that Who or Who suggested it. Another very 
"clubby" indication is the fact that a member never hesitates to go 
to the club without having previously arranged for a game because 
he can always find a golfer or golfers to take him on, and not dubs 
either! In fact with seven acres given over to practice fields there 
is no necessity for finding a man utilizing the course merely to im- 
prove his stroke. 

All of these things are of interest to the club and make for the 
comfort and happiness of the members, but the club as a body fosters 
one thing which is of vital interest to the community, and that is 

their attitude to the caddies. The club employs a hundred and twenty- 
five boys, who are constantly under the supervision of a Caddie 
Master. This Master is Tommy Langdon, a veteran of the World 
War and an officer in the American Legion, and his real work is 
Americanization. There is an Eagle Scout among the boys, who acts 
as first assistant to the Master, and between them is being worked 


out a combination Army and Scout discipline, which sounds severe 
but isn't. Two troops of Scouts have been organized and the flag 
raising service every morning is most impressive. In order that the 
boys may be properly and comfortably dressed a uniform style has 
been adopted, consisting of the khaki trousers, an olive drab shirt, 
regulation marching shoes, and warm stockings. In order to leave 
the schools to take this work the boys must agree to go to night 
school, which, as a rule, they do, but if one succumbs to temptation 
and drops out the information soon reaches the Captain and that 
unfortunate must leave the ranks and go back to day school and 
remain there until he has been sufficiently disciplined. There can 
scarcely be a question of the beneficial results of these methods since 
the Superintendent of the local schools recently called on the club to 
congratulate them and to say that the work of the boys in the schools 
had improved fifty per cent since this work among them was started. 

Most of the caddies are Indians, descendants of the families who 
made San Gabriel Mission one of the richest and happiest of all the 
Missions, and it is rather fitting that the members of this club should 
now take such an all-embracing interest in these young present-day 
citizens. It seems a tremendously important thing that a social club, 
organized primarily for pleasure, adopts this avenue for teaching the 
principles of sound citizenship, and what America really means. 
Whether they have traditions or not is of little moment, — they are 
making them now. 








Photographs by Margaret Craig 

ONE illuminating lesson in pure faith was taught at the Com- 
munity House of the Assistance League in Hollywood, during 
the Christmas festivities. The children came from many homes, 
black, blue, brown and grey eyes shining with anticipation to meet 
the wonderful Santa Claus of whom they had heard so much but who, 
they had been warned, might not find their homes. But now he was 
surely coming to this big white house, and from his pack would come 
the treasures of childhood. The meeting was a mutual delight and as 
the hand of one small maiden met that of Santa Claus she said, "I 
want a piano." Did Santa Claus say, "We have no pianos today," he 
did not, although feverishly wondering if it would be possible to 


MISS ELLEN B. SCRIPPS has hung in Balboa Park, San Diego, 
the highest bird cage in the world. It isn't really hung for if it 
were it would have to be hitched to a star as it reaches above the tree 
tops and takes in a part of the sky. It is called "flying" cage not be- 
cause it can move through the air but from its size which enables the 
birds to wheel and turn in long natural flights. 

This graceful airy steel structure spans the upper end of a canyon 
and springs to a height of ninety-five feet. Alternating walks and 
steps lead down one side and up the other encircling the cage. A little 
stream sings its way into the upper pool and on again into a lower 
one. Some peacocks and pheasants were back in the shrubbery but all 
the other bird life centered around the water. 

Two little Mexican children came jumping down the steps, missing 
the last one altogether, demanding "What's that?" "Mother (with 
emphasis), what's that?" their eyes growing bigger and their hands 
not supplying fingers enough to point to all the birds they wanted to 
know about. They pressed their faces against the wires, and had 
there been a hlack bird inside he might have nipped off a nose or two. 
The bronze tablet above their heads said "Presented to the children of 
San Diego by Miss Ellen B. Scripps." The writer said to them "Those 
are yours. Miss Scripps has given this aviary to you." Theirs? 
They neither could eat it nor carry it home with them! It was as in- 
comprehensible to them as the Pythagorian theorem, and taking each 
other by the hand they went hopping on down the next flight of steps. 
There are grown-ups who have no greater sense of the community 
spirit but they do not live in San Diego. 

San Diego did not create those exquisite grounds of the Exposition 
to let them go into decay when the gates closed, or to be subdivided 
into building lots. But the gates did not close. It was the beginning 
of a new day and is an example to the world of a community spirit. 
When Miss Scripps was asked how she happened to think of building- 
such a cage for birds she said "I did not think of it, but when it was 
mentioned to me I could visualize it." How necessary it is for any 
city to have people who can visualize. 

Just then the Flamingo uncurled his neck and drew forth a head 
from under his wing — and such wings! White and rose pink edged 
with black. Here he can open these great fans and raise them in 
safety. No hunter can riddle his feathers and take life just for the 
pleasure of hitting something — and here is the object of the zoo: to 
instil such a love in the children for birds and animals that they will 
protect them from the ruthless destruction which is going on now. 
The Flamingo's bill looks as though it had been stepped on, and has 
to be under water to operate. It is amusing to see them get milo 
maize from a dish and then thrust the bill into the pool to eat it, — 
rice paddy fashion. 

The Snowy Heron spread his sails and rose about fifty feet to a long 
perch. Was it difficult to get his balance or did he use it as an excuse 

comply with the request. Dolls, blocks, books, nor candy interested 
the musical maid, but the glow of rapture which suffused the little 
face when the piano was found presented was pay for the trouble. 

This particular Christmas party was the outcome of contributions 
from the fortunate children of the founders of the League, who have 
imbibed the love of generous giving and, in the name of "Tiny Tim," 
the teaching "All for Service and Service for all." 

The work of the "Tiny Tim" department has grown by contribu- 
tions, large and small, until there is more than a thousand dollars 
in this fund, but that is not sufficient to care for all the small bodies 
that need proper food and medical attention. More help is necessary. 


to wave those beautiful wings? The Sarus Crane would be taken for 
a Quaker were it not for his red choker. In his long time pose he was 
more like one of Mrs. Jarley's waxworks than a real bird. He preened 
and meditated by turns. The White Crane suddenly bounded through 
the lower pool with a splash, splash, then turned back and began feed- 
ing off the bottom with a bill so conveniently long as to keep his 
eyes above water. There are also the Demoiselle Crane in gray and 
black, and Snow Reef Crane. 

The Goura, or Victorian Crowned Pigeon, showed plainly what he 
thought of humans who had murdered his race almost to extinction 
to adorn hats. Instead of feeling imprisoned he must feel rescued. 
We imprison humans that those outside may be safe. With birds only 
those that are inside feel any safety, but not being birds we can not 
know what longings may grip them when migration season comes. 
If we are going to deprive birds of their liberty we must give them 
conditions as nearly as possible like those they choose in freedom. 
The Adjutant Stork, or Maribau, is another bird which women can 
not face with a clear conscience, also the Trumpeter Swan. With 
the unavoidable, restricted areas in Southern California we should use 
every means to protect our birds so valuable from a practical as well 
as an aesthetic standpoint. How do we know but that in the eyes of 
God the birds are as dear as man. He has given man dominion over 
them but not to stamp them out. Think of the people with leisure 
who can lawfully hunt a whole year for a dollar. That does not in- 
clude anything but game birds, but how easy to make a mistake! One 
hunter who knows the situation gives us just four years to exhaust 
our game. 

The Stone Curlew was sitting with his feet right out in front of 
him chatting to his mate. Weak knees? Not at alll. That is his 
custom. There were Black-necked Stilts, Blue Herons, Little Bittern 
and others in and around the pool. 

One comparatively small bird stationed himself where the stream 
enters the pool and was constantly jabbing at bugs. Other birds did 
not trespass, for he was evidently not the kind who would share his 
last crust! Another stood, like the arguing politician, with one foot 
up on a rock. But if he was a politician he wasn't one of the cock- 
sure kind, for he raised his head straight to heaven for long stretches 
of time. 

In a cage with those jolly tricky magpies is a Panama Toucan, 
which hops about like a circus clown, and looks all dressed for a 
Hallowe'n party. His head was nearly all used up in making his 
beak, which exceeds the pelican's! It is blue-green and yellow tipped 
with red. The male seats the female on the nest during incubation — 
only her bill showing and it must be conspicuous enough to remind 
him to feed her. She has an insect catching tongue so she may help 
herself occasionally. 





Jess Stanton, President 
Sumner Spaulding, Vice-President 
J. C. Simms, Secretary 
Paul Penland, Treasurer 




THE Small House Plan Service of the Club 
is finally coming into its own. One Club 
member whose receipts from the service from 
the two sets of plans he has on sale at the 
Bureau have been one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars in the past two months has decided that 
its a good way to take out insurance. He is 
industriously preparing ten more sketches for 
the approval of the Small House Committee, 
and is going to get out ten sets of plans. As 
his net profit exclusive of labor, is about forty- 
five dollars from each plan sale, he figures that 
if sales continue as they have in the past for 
him, he'll have about six sales a month, and 
will receive an income of about three hundred 
dollars a month from his twelve plans. 

The exhibit of drawings submitted in the 
Santa Barbara Community Arts Association 
Small House Competition at the Small House 
Service Bureau has done much to interest the 
public in the bureau. The exhibit has been 
given much publicity in the local newspapers 
and journals. It will be followed by an exhibit 
of the drawings submitted in the recent Ex- 
aminer Competition, which in turn will be very 
helpful to the business of selling plans. 

After the last Club meeting ,the major part 
of which was consumed in discussing the small 
house problem, eleven plans were promised to 
the bureau. For the information of the Club 
members, the following statement of policy of 
the plan service is again announced: The Club 
Plan Service sells for Club members, plans for 
houses costing from four to eight thousand 
dollars, which have been approved by the Small 
House Committee of the Club consisting of 
Clifford A. Truesdell, Jr., Chairman, Messrs. 
Walter Davis, Leffler Miller, Donald Parkinson 
and David Witner. The procedure is to first 
present a sketch to be criticised or approved 
by the Committee, and to then have tracings 
and specifications similarly approved. A 
model specification is available to club mem- 
bers at the Service Bureau office in the Metro- 
politan Exhibit of Building Materials. It is 
the present policy of the service to allow de- 
signers to keep their tracings, and to receive 
from them to place on sale four sets of plans 
and specifications, after they have been ap- 
proved by the Committee, and also a sketch of 
the building. All expenses incurred in getting 
out plans and specifications, including blue 
printing, are borne by the designer concerned. 
When his plans are sold, he is expected to have 
another four sets of blue prints made, and 
another four copies of specifications, and to 
turn these over to the bureau for the next sale. 
Plans are sold for sixty dollars, fifty of which 
goes to the designer, and ten for the mainte- 
nance of the bureau. 

The Service publishes in the Sunday Times 
sketches of the houses on sale at the bureau, 
and an article written for the design con- 
cerned. It is planning to get out a plan book 
in the near future. It has just negotiated a 
reciprocity agreement with the Community 
Arts Association of Santa Barbara through 
which the plans and books developed for both 
bureaus will be on sale in both places. 

It must not be lost sight of that the plan 
service described so practically here is funda- 
mentally an idealistic scheme, and that its real 
purpose is to make available at a modest fee, 
thoroughly accomplished plans and specifica- 
tions for houses that have real artistic merit, 
and not to make money for club members. 


Instead of delegating to the treasurer all the 
work of collecting dues it was decided at the 
December Club meeting to have office-treas- 
urers in each local office having more than 
three club members, and to send out a notice 
regarding the Club's activities with each bill 
for dues, that the members who are out of 
touch with the Club's work or who are not able 
to attend meetings, might retain their interest. 
Following is the notice: 


For the draftsmen, it 

a. Maintains an efficient Employment Ser- 

b. Provides for instructions in design at its 

c. Is building up a design library at the 
Club quarters, available to members. 

d. Holds snappy meetings, where the 
"bunch" get together, learn something, and 
have a good time. 

e. Has organized a Small House Plan Ser- 
vice in the Metropolitan Exhibit of Building 
Materials, where members may have plans for 
small houses sold for them. 

f. Holds educational trips, to many places 
not open to the public. 

g. Gives him an opportunity to meet all 
the other best draftsmen in town, and the 
other fellow's boss. 

h. Is rapidly becoming a factor in civic 

For the architect, it 

a. Does everything it does for the drafts- 

b. Gives him an opportunity to meet the 
draftsmen of the town socially. 

c. Gives him an opportunity to help sup- 
port the activities which do a great deal of 
good for the younger men, and hence a great 
deal of good to him. 


Thus because of the diversity of the require- 
ments of industry, the rise of the new sciences 
applicable to building, and the complicated 
economic problems of modern buildings, the 
practice of architecture has itself become an 
industry. It no longer has the simple responsi- 
bility of many other forms of art — the paint- 
ing, the picture, the sculpture, the poem, the 
tragedy, are still individual simple expressions 
of the arts and society is not particularly 
harmed if any of these be not successful. Not 
so is it in case a building fails to function. 
A building operation has no longer, and never 
can have again, simplicity. Forcing the archi- 
tect to become a part of its economic life, 
society demands that he must assume great 
ecnomic and educational responsibilities; how 
long the architect will continue to lead in de- 
veloping an ever increasing appreciation of 
pure beauty in the fine and applied arts will 
depend entirely upon his acceptance of these 
new responsibilities and his management of 

Construction of buildings is assumed to be 
the second greatest industry in the United 
States. Statistics show that the planning and 
direction of the construction of a vast volume 
of this work is passing out of the hands of 
the independent practitioner in architecture. 
The competition of the more exact sciences, 
such as structural and industrial engineering, 
is pressing and increasing and if the archi- 
tect desires to retain his place in this vast 
industry and his independence, he must revise 
his traditions and his obligations and give 
service in the form demanded by the business 
world. Competition from these sciences is as 
severely noted by the architect whose practice 
is so limited that he himself is the entire office 
and working plant, as it is by those offices 

Donald Wilkinson 
Walter S. Davis 
Clifford A. Truesdell, Jr. 

which have expanded into great organizations 
to meet the calls upon them. The pressure of 
the building company, the ready-cut company 
and the Sears-Roebuck catalog, is just as 
ominous to the builder of homes as is the com- 
petition of the engineering professions to the 
architect of great commercial buildings. The 
architect will survive as the creator of the 
mass of our homes and commercial structures, 
only as he manages to render greater service 
to society than do the competing sciences. If 
he cannot expand his profession and practice- 
so as to give the services as, when and in the 
form required by modern business competition, 
architects will become luxuries, and the prac- 
tice of architecture as an independent profes- 
sion will become more and more limited to 
those who can afford and do indulge in lux- 

All this the profession vaguely senses; 
while loath as a body to face the issue squarely, 
many individual practitioners are accepting 
the challenge and are endeavoring to find a 
way to meet the severe competition and retain 
the essential traditions of the profession. "The 
public does not understand architecture" nor 
"does it understand why an architect should 
be called to design its building work," will be 
the complaints of the profession until, by the 
service it gives, it forces its own recognition 
upon the public mind. Beauty of design and 
the art of architecture in the abstract and of 
themselves will not interest society in archi- 
tects for many generations. 

Architecture has then become a business 
and, as it is our hope that all business will 
finally realize that beauty of design in its 
products actually enhances the economic value 
of those products, and as the principles of 
design and applied arts taught the architect 
beauty of design of industrial products, it is 
paramount that the architect, as a professional 
man, accept the conditions imposed by industry 
and render a service and an example so note- 
worthy that industry will be guided by him to 
give that beauty in all man-created things 
which the developing art-sense of our people 
eventually will demand. 

Andrew Carnegie is credited with saying 
that if he had to lose his plants or his organi- 
zation, he would prefer to lose the former; 
plants could be the more easily replaced. He 
meant that organization is the foundation of 
business. Upon organization depends the ser- 
vice given, and upon service depends the vital- 
ity and the life of the business itself. No 
business ultimately can live that does not give 
the greatest amount of the most exact ser- 
vice possible for the amount of remuneration 
received therefor. Service depends upon organ- 
ization, organization depends entirely upon 
management. The skill of management there- 
fore will be directly evidenced in the service 
given; the better architecture is managed as a 
business, the greater service it will give and 
the more stable and sure will become the foun- 
dation upon which it can surely grow into and 
become a vital and dominant force in business 
and dominant force in business and in 

Management requires integrity, high ideals, 
common sense, exact knowledge, competent 
counsel and planning and a square deal that 
the organization may reach its highest point 
of ability to give service. Management must 
leave nothing for chance to decide. In archi- 
tecture it must carry out the conception of the 
architect as expressed in pure design into a 
completed building by finding the best and 
cheapest way of accomplishing that construct- 
ive operation and providing the means of so 
doing it. Management fixes the earnings of 
the architect and as an architect must make 
his living from the earnings of his practice 
thnt living will be dependent unon how care- 
fully he organizes his work and how efficiently 
he manages that organization. 

(To be Continued) 





THE small house plans on this page 
are presented in the hope that when 
they are copied by contractors, builders 
and carpenters, their proportions will 
not be changed. 

The beauty of the small house always 
lies in its simple lines and good propor- 
tions. The placing of the windows and 
doors, the relation of porch lines to roof 
line, the width and coping of the chim- 
ney, as well as the slope of the roof in 
relation to the height of the walls, all 
reflect the skill and study of the archi- 
tect, and find a sympathetic response in 
the appreciation of people of good taste. 

Such a house, built in wood, concrete 
or more appropriately in stucco-covered 
hollow tile will never become tiresome 

because its proportions, the fundamen- 
tal lines of its being, are right. A house 
of mean design, on the contrary, will 
soon tire the owner and will pass from 
person to person, swelling the pocketbook 
of the commission man at every sale, 
but never satisfying anyone who has to 
live in it. Perhaps this sale possibility 
is at the bottom of our superabundance 
of ugly, roofless small houses now being 
forced on the market: Be that as it 
may, the time is coming soon when all 
the work our young architects are doing 
in small house competitions and special 
designing will have its effect on the alert 
homeseeker and by raising the stand- 
ard of public taste, cause the wrecking 
of many a freak house now so merrily 
dotting the landscape. With the calm 
beauty of the old Spanish missions con- 
tinually presented before the public eyes, 
in poster, booklet and in actual presence, 
we must before long begin to study those 
elements of beauty as elements to be 
incorporated into our buildings but never 
deliberately copied. It was because our 
first local architects falteringly copied 
the old churches in domestic architec- 
ture that the so-called mission style has 

become a disgrace to southland archi- 
tecture. Certain elements, such as the 
beauty of blank wall spaces, well pro- 
portioned and shadowed by tree forms; 
or details like the lovely, but forgotten, 
pillars of La Purissima, might be in- 
corporated in a modern house by a 
trained architect who could dream over 
them and use them as material — and 
perhaps that is what is happening in 
the evolution of our California domestic 



XT O competition in recent years has 
aroused as much interest among ar- 
chitects and home designers as the small 
brick house designing contest which has 
just been brought to a close under the 
joint auspices of the California chapters 
of the American Institute of Architects 
and the California Common Brick Manu- 
facturers' Association. 

In the decision of the judges just an- 
nounced, the winners of the thousand 
dollars in prizes are all from California 
although designs were submitted by over 
one hundred architects and draftsmen 
from four states. 


The following awards have just been 
announced by Architect Harwood Hewitt 
of the Los Angeles chapter of the Insti- 
tute, who conducted the competition as 
professional adviser: first prize, $400, to 
Harrison Clarke; second, $200, to A. 
McD. McSweeney; third, $100 to W. F. 
Mullay, all of Los Angeles; $50 each in 
the following order to L. Riggs, Santa 
Barbara; C. W. Lemmon, J. E. Stanton, 
W. G. Byrne, L. F. Fuller and C. E. 
Perry, all of Los Angeles. The judges 
awarded a special mention to A. McD. 
McSweeney, winner of the second prize, 
who submitted a second design, which 
was only prevented from securing the 
fifth prize by a rule making it impossible 
to award two prizes to one individual. 

The judges, Sumner Spaulding, Pier- 
pont Davis and Elmer Grey, prominent 
California architects, designated the fol- 
lowing entrants as meriting particular 
mention: C. R. Spencer, C. A. Perry- 
man, W. K. Graveley, J. D. Tuttle, R. A. 
Lockwood, L. F. Sherwood and J. D. 
Winn, all of Los Angeles, and W. L. 
Moody of Santa Monica. 

By the terms of the competition the 
designs submitted called for brick houses 

costing no more than $7500. Some of 
the most interesting exhibits involve 
an expenditure considerably under the 

The increasing vogue for brick homes 
is evidenced by the wide popularity of 
the competition and the excellence and 
variety of the ideas submitted. The 
competition has disclosed such a wealth 
of useful designs and new small house 
possibilities that plans are now being- 
made to make much of this material 
available to the public. 




THE one thing in the world that perhaps 
every man aspires to own is the one 
thing that he knows the least about. To 
the average individual, it is a home. To the 
business man, it is a business building. To 
the manufacturer, it is an industrial plant. 
Yet, it is a fact that the average layman, 
business man or industrialist knows little 
about the thing he most ardently desires. It 
is something that may take him the greater 
part of a lifetime to acquire. It is a costly 
a mbition. 

Why, then, should a man leave to anyone, 
other than an expert, the consummation of 
something which he cannot do himself? 

The point which I mean to convey here is 
that in building, more than in any other un- 
dertaking, the owner has but one course to 
take and but one decision to make. The course 
is a decision to leave the technical work to 
technical experts — an architect and contrac- 
tor. The decision is simply the determination 
of an architect's and contractor's responsibil- 
ity. The matter of quality in workmanship 
and materials can be safely left to those ex- 

The contractor is successful because he 
knows the business thoroughly himself and 
experience has taught him how to pick cap- 
able workers. The architect is successful be- 
cause he has made a long and exhaustive study 
of material quality. He knows what is good 
and what is bad. He points with pride to the 
beautiful building he has planned because he 
studied it out himself, wrote the specifications 
from his own judgment and experience and 
saw to it that only quality went into his build- 

So the most vital point for the prospective 
builder to decide is the responsibility of the 
architect and contractor. How can this be 
done by the lay man who knows nothing of 
building and architecture? A responsible 
architect is one whose profession combines in 
it the qualities of an artist for beauty; a busi- 
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a technical man for the engineering and em- 
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and to carry through by proper inspection and 
see that all materials are utilized in a manner 
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utility, stability and economy. 

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and broken by adversity — was tremendous and if I knew of no other 
gracious deeds of Mrs. Atherton's that one act would single her 
out as a generous whole-souled woman. But I could recite others. 
And yet, Mrs. Atherton is not considered a soft-hearted woman. She 
is so brilliant that many judge her merely by that. She was a 
valued friend of Ambrose Bierce, and it is a loss to the world that 
their interesting talks were not taken down in short hand. Both 
were brilliant conversationalists and both held radical views and they 
had a mutual hatred of sham and hypocrisy. 

The California Literature Society met the third Sunday in Decem- 
ber, and some time was taken in reviewing and discussing Bancroft's 
History. Positive proof was given that the voluminous work was 
not entirely due to his efforts, but that men of learning and accom- 
plishment helped in the great undertaking. Mr. George Hamlin Fitch, 
Mr. George Oakes, a member of the California Literature Society 
assisted in the great work. Although Bancroft received great emolu- 
ments from the history it is not related that he ever substantially 
awarded those who heiped him any of the benefits, nor did he give 
any of them much credit. 

By an inadvertence Mr. Nathan Newmark of the California Liter- 
ature Society was named as Mark Newmark in my last paper. It 
was an unfortunate mistake, for Mr. Nathan Newmark is not only 
a master of diction and correct English, but he is a sincere lover 
of truth and of the beauties of the language, nor is he in accord 
with the careless sloppy English one hears and reads every day. 

In a recent novel the author says: "She collected the eyes and 
left the room." One wonders if she picked them off the ceiling, 
where in careless writing they are so often thrown, or picked them 
up from the floor, where they are often dropped, or unfastened them 
from some spot where they are "fastened." If these new writers 
would only learn the use and meaning of words their English might 
be improved. We read of a man or woman "shrugging his or her 
shoulders." What in heaven's name would they shrug if it weren't 
their shoulders. It is a useless waste of words, ink and energy to 
say "shrugged his shoulders." Shrug is a perfectly good word, and 
means the same. 

The work of Kiichi Nishono, a Japanese sculptor, has been attract- 
ing attention of late. He has depicted Salome pausing in her "Dance 
of the Seven Veils" to gaze at the head of John the Baptist lying at 
her feet. Nishono has created her as pausing in a dramatic pose of 


the dance. She is poised on tiptoe and is upheld by flames. Her 
arms are clasped about her head, which is bent downward as she 
gazes at the severed head at her feet. Her face is distorted by pas- 
sion, and something like fear is in her expression, while John the 
Baptist's face is serene and calm. Of his work Nishono says: 
"Salome is the eternal expression of the evil passions of the world. 
She stands looking down at the head of the holy man, and her soul, 
fired by its bestial desires, is checked and held by the eternal good- 
ness which radiates from the lifeless face." 

The art galleries are showing a preliminary view of their work, 
and always a select few may be found, catalogue in hand, feasting 
the eye and inviting the soul. A visit to these galleries is a restful 
respite from the holiday crowds. At one gallery there are two of 
Thad Welch's canvases and one of Keith's. Mr. James Swinnerton 
has come up from Arizona and Mexico with his colorful work, and 
is enjoying a visit to his old friends. 

Mrs. Charles Sedgwick Aiken (Ednah Aiken) has been giving 
readings from her novel, "If Today Be Sweet." Critics are divided 
in their opinion, but as her publisher has asked for more of her 
work she can rest satisfied. 

San Francisco has had many delightful treats of late. The fa- 
mous Sistine Choir sang to crowded houses, many people being unable 
to obtain even standing room. 

Occasional letters are received from George Hamlin Fitch, but 
no one appears to know just where he is. The tragic death of his 
beloved son caused his withdrawal from the haunts of men. 

Mr. Bailey Maillard is another writer who has betaken himself 
to solitude since his bereavement in the death of his wife. Mr. Mail- 
lard has written a number of books and has held positions of trust. 

Ruth Comfort Mitchell has two stories in the December maga- 
zines. Some personal recollections may be given of this modest young 
woman later. She is well known in the Southland, having lived in 
Los Angeles for several years where she did some fine work. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Gerberding, who is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Bard 
of Hueneme, Ventura County, is to give a series of lectures in Janu- 
ary. Mrs. Bard is the widow of Senator Bard and a sister of the 
late Albert Gerberding. Mrs. Gerberding is a woman of dignity and 
poise and is a writer of note. 

Christmas is at hand. To some it brings joy and gladness. To 
many it brings memories and sadness. What the New Year will 
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By William James Schmidt 

IN the Fall of 1713 Thomas Boulsover, master cutler in the City 
of Sheffield, England, was repairing the handle of a knife. His 
attention being drawn to another part of his shop, the knife handle 
became overheated, and, being made of silver and copper, the two 
metals fused. On discovering the accident he recognized the com- 
mercial importance of the fusion and at once started a series of 
experiments which ultimately led to the manufacture of Sheffield 
plate. One of his most important findings was that the united 
metals could be lengthened indefinitely under pressure. He succeeded 
in making under this new process buttons and a few small boxes. 

However, it was left to John Hancock, called the father of silver 
plating, to give the greatest impetus to the manufacture of Sheffield. 
He recognized the wonderful possibilities of manufacturing in silver 
plate all the articles made previous to this time only in sterling 
silver, and it was not long before he was making coffee pots, hot 
milk jugs, candlesticks, trays, etc. 

The industry rapidly developed with the ever-increasing demand 
for the ware. Other handcraftsmen started to make Sheffield plate 
and the requests for the sheet metal became so great that in 1762 
John Hancock decided to devote all of his time to the rolling of plate 
for the trade. 

Sheffield or rolled plate was made in the following manner. An 
oblong copper bar or ingot was taken and the surfaces were made 
smooth, even and clean. Then two thin sheets of fine silver were 
leveled, polished, and accurately fitted on the top and bottom of the 
copper bar, and the whole was tightly bound together. The edges 
of the silver and copper were next treated with a flux of borax, then 
the combined bar was subjected to the heat of a furnace until it 
was seen that the silver was melting, when it was instantly removed. 
It was allowed to cool, next cleaned, and was then ready to be 
rolled until the desired thickness was attained. 

In the earliest process the bar of copper and silver was beaten 
by hand into sheets, but this was an expensive and laborious method 
and it was soon replaced by what is known as rolling. The bar 
was passed back and forth between rollers, the pressure of the 
rollers on the bar flattening it into a thin workable sheet of Sheffield 

The rollers were operated by hand until 1760, when horsepower 
was employed. In 1765 waterpower was first used, and with the 
introduction of this cheaper power the industry moved forward 
with rapid strides. 

For some time the early manufacturers were confronted with the 
difficulty of concealing the inner core of copper which showed a 
thin red line when the cut edges were exposed. This drawback was 
overcome by George Cadman and Samuel Roberts in 1784, when 
they adopted the practice of soldering, on to the completed article 
an edging of solid silver. Shortly after this silver shields, on which 
monograms or crests could be engraved, were inserted in all the 
medium and large size pieces. 

The manufacture of rolled plate continued until 1845, when it was 
superseded by the process of electroplating. The process of plating 
a base metal by electro deposition was discovered practically at the 
same time in England and in Russia. In 1837 Mr. Spencer in Eng- 



land and in 1838 Professor M. H. Jacobi in Russia had found a 
workable methad of covering a base metal with silver. By submerg- 
ing the article to be plated in a tank containing a solution of silver 
nitrate and passing an electric current through the solution, the 
current was found to break down the silver solution and deposit the 
silver on the article. 

The first to recognize the wonderful future of this discovery were 
Messrs. Elkington of London and de Ruolz of Paris, who two years 
later coincidently started in the business of manufacturing Sheffield 
plate. Due to the cheapness with which Sheffield can be produced 
by this method of applying th silver, the making of rolled plate 
soon became a thing of the past. 

While the manufacture of Sheffield started and developed in the 
city from which it takes its name, it was soon being made in Bir- 
mirgham, London and other cities. Some of the old pieces are 
stamped with the marks of their makers, but most of the old rolled 
plate will be found to have no mark at all. To the novice who de- 
pends on a mark to determine the age of his piece of old Sheffield, 
this is a cause of confusion and disappointment, but to the real 
collector the unmistakable indications of the early processes of manu- 
facture are sufficient to convince him that he has something worth 
possessing. In the case of English silver, parliament compelled every 
piece to be stamped with the mark of the maker, and a date letter, 
wh'ch was changed every year, thus enabling one to fix the exact 
year in which the piece of silver was made. But with Sheffield 
plats it was optional with the manufacturer whether or not he put 
his mark on his product, adn as the same mark could be used for a 
period of years, it indicates only an approximate date. 

Some of the best known of the early Sheffield makers are Matthew 
Boulton, Thomas Nickolson, Thomas Bradbury, Richard Morton, 
Nathaniel Smith, John Watson, John Green, Henry Wilkerson and 
Thomas Creswick. 

To the collector of antiques, old Sheffield plate makes a strong 
and enduring appeal. In this he has a product made by the finest 
artisans of old England, and made only during a l.mited time 
(1743 to 1345). Old rolled plate is hard to find today and due to 
the increasing demand for what is rare and beautiful it soon will 
disappear from the markets, and one will have to journey to 
museums or private collections to view it. 

For the benefit of the student and collector, the best sources of 
information on this subject are the following books: 

History of Old Sheffield Plate, by Frederick Bradbury. This 
bock, published in 1902, represents the work of twenty-five years 
study and research, by a Sheffield manufacturer, whose family has 
been engaged in the making of rolled plate for a century or more. 
He gives an account of the origin, growth and decay of the industry, 
w th a chronological list of makers' marks, and has filled his book 
with hundreds of illustrations of tools, decorative details and indi- 
vidual specimens. 

Sheffield Plate, by Henry N. Veitch, gives an excellent account 
of the history, manufacture and art of the ware, with a list of 
makers' names and marks, and also notes on continental Sheffield 
plate with numerous illustrations. 

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BY reason of its lo- 
cation on the high- 
way between Glendale 
and Pasadena, Eagle 
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ticed — has become very 
recently a settlement of 
great importance. Its 
hilly character has 
made it different from 
the average suburb. 

Realization of this 
has come to a number 
of its influential citi- 
zens who have taken 
definite steps to see 
that the community 
shall influence future 
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ing and the beautify- 
ing of slopes and val- 
leys, rather than allow 
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is Doing 
for the 
tion of 
culosis is 

and Vital 
to All. 


THE Los Angeles Tuberculosis Association faces a very difficult and 
distressing situation as regards transient tuberculosis cases. Cali- 
fornia has been advertied as a health resort for years and its cli- 
mate has been thought to have some magical curative power over the 
Tubercle bacilli. People from every state of the Union drift here. 

Often a doctor back east has treated a patient until there is only 
enough money left to buy a ticket to California and "try the climate." 
In many cases even the funds of the friends or family are reduced 
because of the patients' previous illnesses. 

The best modern treatment for tuberculosis is complete rest and 
good, regular, nutritious food. Climate is only a minor factor. 
Tuberculosis can be arrested in any climate; but rest and good food 
are always essential. One does not need to leave his home. 

Transient tuberculosis patients still come, however, to our city 
health departments or to the Los Angeles Tuberculosis Association. 
There is no hospital or sanitorium free to persons who have not 
lived in Los Angeles one year or more. What then is to be done 
with these people who have been here anywhere from three days 
to three months? Their resistance is considerably lowered due to 
the strenuous journey, their funds are depleted. They are sent 
to cheap rooming houses. They must find a little work in order 
to pay for life's necessities. They can afford neither nourishing 
food nor rest and the result is generally fatal. Living as they do in 
cheap quarters they often cannot afford a room to themselves, thus 


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they are a constant source of infection imperiling the life of others 
in the community. If tuberculosis was quarantined as scarlet fever 
and diptheria are, we could stop this stalking white death. 

When these pathetic transient cases come to Los Angeles Tuber- 
culosis Association an effort is made to send the patient back to his 
home community. It seems hard that only the rich man can come to 
seek health in California, but when the poor man comes, and has 
struggled to get there, he must be sent home. We know, however 
that there are tuberculosis sanitoriums in all communities where 
arrest cases are being released every day. Of course the patient in 
many cases is too ill to travel and the association makes an extra 
effort to secure a bed in the Los Angeles General Hospital, but this 
institution is always crowded with citizens of Los Angeles who 
require first consideration. 

The following statistics from San Francisco City Hosnital show 
the real distressing conditions. 1821 patients adm'ttei in 3 years 
with tuberculosis; 007 died in the hosnital; 247 died after leaving; 
381 no trace found (nrobably most died); 52 readmitted; 49 new 
symntoms; 46 in another hospital; 22 returned home; 99 well and 

Tuberculosis, if taken care of in time, can be arrested; and the city 
of Los Angeles, realized its duty to protect its life from this ravage, 
has established a city sanitorium at Olive View where treatments 
are being carried on and cases sent back to life and work. The 
Los Angeles General Hospital takes in tuberculosis cases for a 
short period only, but the hospital at Olive View gives the best 
scientific care for a regular period of time. The treatment of 
tuberculosis necessitates time for real results. 

In addition to the sanitorium at Olive View there are many pri- 
vate sanitoriums some with charity beds. The large Jewish Sani- 
torium at Duarte is one of the best equipped sanitoriums in the 
United States. Jews from all over the country come there, wards 
having been donated by Jewish Societies in the East. 

Often patients write for admission to a sanit >rium and then take 
the next train to California arriving here to find their names on a 
waiting list. Perhaps they will be admitted in three or six months. 
In the mean time with no funds what shall they do? Just at this 
time we are facing the tubercular soldier who needs to be taken 
care of especially. He feels he has a ritrht to demand care here. 

One of the most interesting semi-charity sanitariums near Los 
Angeles is the Barlow Sanitorium. Here patients in the early stages 
may go for free examination and take the best treatment under 
scientific medical supervision at only $10.50 per week or about half 
the cost of running expenses. Bungalows admitting fresh air and 
sunshine are scattered over the grounds. Resident physicians and 
resident nurses give th? best care, good food with rest and moderate 
exercise usually fits the patient for life and work again. 

The clinic building, dining room, laundry, recreation hall, and 
library are gifts from private individuals or organizations who de- 
sire to prosper this good work. Realizing that a calm condition of 
the mind, freedom from worry and unpleasant memory form in them- 
selves a treatment, the Los Angeles Optomists' Club have erected a 
library building through which books may be circulated to the pati- 
ents. Some patients have found while they were taking the treat- 
ment they had the time they have longed for all their lives to 
improve their minds with profitable reading. 

Occupational Therapy is also carried on at Barlow and it is a 
real pleasure to the patients to find that the things they make may be 
sold to help pay their expenses. There is a recreational hall where 
movies are seen two nights each week and church services are held 
each Sunday. Is it any wonder that from this healthy, normal, com- 
fortable atmosphere come patients who live happy, normal, self-sup- 
porting lives after leaving Barlow's Sanitorium. 




(Continued from October Number) 


IN the years in which John Browne dreamed of his home on the hiil 
1 top, he occasionally wandered within its doors, and to make the 
reality seem less remote he would light a fire in the to-be living room 
and by its cheering warmth proceed to select and place the proper fur- 

John Browne now agrees that the hardest problem was to devise 
and carry out an interior that would possess real character and period 
at the same cost as that of finishing the average modern interior. 

How well this was done now shows itself in a score of unexpected 
delightful bits and corners throughout the completed home. Not once 
does one get the impression of either newness or modernity; nor does 
one find a piece of furniture or a fixture that is out of keeping with 
the whole. From the tiny bird house that welcomes feathered folk 
near the front walk to the odd little bedroom fireplace, everything 
seems to blend without any visible effort at effect. 

Browne's theory, however, was that a thing that is artistic or old 
need cost no more than any other and though sometimes fixtures 
cost him more than he had allowed for in his budget, yet, in the main, 
diligent search made his plans possible. 

First aid arrived when the home of a friend of Browne's burned 
clown, leaving clear imported Belgian leaded glass windows intact, 
together with several large pieces of plate glass and excellent bath 
room fixtures. After a hurried consultation with the architect, these 
remains were purchased for a song. 

The living room began to revolve around a large leaded glass win- 
dow which should look southeast over the city and a large plate glass 
window looking northeast into the hills and trees of Griffith Park. 
Next came the thought of an eleven foot high solid wood ceiling with 
eight inch beams. A leaded glass Dutch door leading out from the 
bay window came next. Then antique waxed flooring rather than 

The height of the living room gave the happy idea of two steps 
up through a beamed arch into the small twelve foot square dining 
room. Another arch led upstairs. Once upstairs the smoky natural 
wood and leaded glass English effect of the living room gave place 
to the creamy woodwork and general character of an old farmhouse. 
Board floors with long wrought-iron strap hinges and thumb latches 
took the places of stock doors and shiny door handles. Bedroom 
ceilings sloped in all directions with casement windows peeping out. 
Everything was thought out to fit with rag rugs and aged furniture. 





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Whatever is new and interesting in travel, biography, fiction — 
literature in general — is procurable in the Book Section. First Floor 

By E. M. Greeves Carpenter 

The Chevalier de Boulders 
bx Xesta H. Webster 
(E. P. Pulton W Co.) 

Many of the less known characters of history 
are not necessarily less interesting than their 
more famous contemporaries, and this fact 
is well proved in this romance of two intensely fascinating, though 
minor, figures of the most dramatic period of French history. With 
a grace and spirit that makes her characters live again in her book, 
the authoress delineates vividly the grande passion of the Chevalier 
and his lady, the charming Comtesse de Sabran. Nor are the wider 
issues of the period in which they lived neglected, but by studious 
research and unbiased considerations, the folly of placing power in 
the hands of an ignorant proletariat is strongly shown. How, in all 
such fatalities, the innocent many suffer for the guilty few, how the 
infamies charged against the aristocracy often exist only in the ignor- 
ant prejudices of the masses, while the midddle classes ever suffer 
more than all, and how, besides these things, greater irreligion, pov- 
erty and selfishness render the last state worse than the first; these 
are some aspects of such social upheavals but little understood, or if 
understood, little realized, and are illustrated and proved in this 
book with courageous reasoning of a mind unhampered by popular 
and superficial arguments. 

Mi tnnnei o\ the KSfJ 

by Anna Y trnubvi-a 
(The MacMillan Co.) 

Another and more recent, but probably little 
less terrible revolution is herein described 
by an intimate friend of the last Imperial 
Family of Russia. Writing with a natural 
sympathy for the royal characters with whom she was so happily 
familiar, the authoress discloses many facts, and refutes much 
fiction, concerning the integrity and sincerity of the Emperor 
and Empress. Her comments on their simple domestic life and on 
the complicated political conditions surrounding them, ring with a 
spontaneous truth which impresses the reader as convincingly as it 
impressed the judges she had later to face on the unfounded charges 
against her. Mme. Viroubova's own personal experiences, including 
her many imprisonments, as well as her description of the sufferings 
of so many others, provide facts little, or perhaps not at all, known 
to the outside world. There is little of politics in this review of war 
and revolution stricken Russia, but the simplicity and charity of her 
attitude towards the conditions she witnessed impel belief in the truth 
of her portraiture, and provoke chiefly a deep pity for the sufferings 
of both the aristocracy and the masses, regardless of their respective 
virtue and faults. 

The World Crisis. 191} 
by Winston S. Churchill 
(Charles Scribner's Sons) 

The second volume of this valuable history of 
the late war, deals chiefly with the momentous 
events of 1915, the year in which Mr. Church- 
ill's office as First Lord of the British Admiralty ceased. The tre- 
mendous Dardanelles Campaign, the Russian disasters and the Bal- 
kan situation, are described and summed up with the conviction of 
personal knowledge keenly realibed. The cause, introduction and 
effect of such phases of the war as the German U-boats, the use of 
tanks, smoke screens, and poison gases are authoritatively explained, 
while a careful study of the political conditions in the belligerent 
countries is faithfully recorded. The influence of a strong-minded 
and self-sacrificing personality informs this entire work, which may 
well be expected to occupy long the enviable historic niche carved out 
for it by a great ability which reached its highest powers in the 
greatest tragedy of modern times. 

The .indent Beautiiul Things These poems are first and essentially songs 
iriu'vlmUanCoT of that de vivre that finds a place even in 
sorrow. Yet this is by no means an abstract 
quality, and it is by it that the author makes the beauty of the world 
and of humanity appeal so strongly. Her child poems are the best 
of all her praises of human relationships, and she is no less percep- 
tive of the beauty of nature. Such poignant appreciation of the real- 
ity of the beautiful ancient things that remain always, despite the 
outward change of centuries, may well culminate in the ecstatic cry of 
a heart overflowing with grateful joy: 

"I am so glad! so glad! 
How shall I thank Yon, God?" 
finding the answer in its own gracious life of persistent praise. 


A Boy of the Lost Crusade, by Agnes D. Hewes (Houghton, Mif- 
flin & Co.) This fascinating story tells of a heroic boy's experiences 
during the extraordinary and pathetic Children's Crusade, which 
for all its misguidedness, was the strange embodiment of the purity 
and strength of the ideals that inspired it. The tale is vividly told 
from the beginning of this fateful Crusade to the little hero's long- 
sought meeting in Palestine with his crusading father. 

•Jibby Jones, by Ellis Parker Butler (Houghton, Miffln & Co.) is a 
collection of humorous short stories describing the holiday adventures 
of a group of boys on the shores of the Mississippi. 

A Lad of Kent, by Herbert Harrison (The MacMillan Co.). A 
stirring story of a boy's adventures in the days of piracy on the high 
seas, smugglers and the Press Gang. The author not only knows 
the period thoroughly, but is well experienced in the art of presenting 
it interestingly to the child mind. 

Fairies-up-to-date, by E. & J. Anthony (Little, Brown & Co) is a 
charming book of children's verses, quaintly illustrated in dainty color 
schemes by Jean de Bosschere. 

Wild Flowers Children Love, by Katherine Chandler (P. Blak- 
iston Son & Co) is a collection of imaginative, simple talks about wild 
flowers, presenting them as living creatures and interesting compan- 
ions, and including descriptions of the folk history attached to them. 



Shops Convenient for 
Guests of the Maryland Hotel 

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87 South Euclid Avenue 

Phone: Fair Oaks 7499 

Tableaux Moderns 

americain, europeen 
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The Ambassador Hotel 

The Maryland Hotel 

Los Angeles 

Hotel del Coronado 

The Huntington Hotel 

San Diego 


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Hotel Vista del Arroyo 



Model 410 $300— Electric $340 
It's a Genuine Victor Victrola 

Music Co. 


Victrolas^ Pianos 

& ikfjmtbt anb ^>on 

of J2eto fork Citp 

Importers of old and modern English 
silver and Sheffield plate, old and 
modern China and Glass. 

2320 W. Seventh St., Westlake Park Square 
Los Angeles 

Boston, Mass. 
Newport, R. I. 

Magnolia, Mass. 
Washington, D. C. 

391 East Colorado Street, Pasadena, Calif. 


The Serendipity Antique Shop 

Bradford Pirin, Proprietor 

30 South Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, California 

Fair Oaks 7111 


in the 
■vales and 
of the 
of San 

A foot- 
lull com- 
on street 
lines such 
as this is 


On the main thor- 
oughfare between 
San Gabriel Valley 
and t h e Western 
Beaches, with 

Entrance the City Hall 

Clubs, Library and 
Blinking facilities 
in the Eagle Rock 
District o f Los 
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S3 . ' t Vi 


Integrity, technical knowledge, administrative ability and 
power of accomplishment are qualifications which are necessary 
in the practice of Architecture, no less than in business. But Arch- 
itecture is more than a business. To his profession the Architect 
must contribute imagination and also an appreciation of beauty 
resulting from long training and attainment in Architecture and 
the Fine Arts, in order that our domestic and commercial struc- 
tures and our public buildings may be the best possible records of 
the culture and civilization of today. 

Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles 

Bl ES-M > 

The Samarkand 

Santa Barbara 

Expert Cuisine. Perfect Appointments 

Arches of Samarkand 



Opc.i Dcicmbcr 27, 1923 

Southern California 

Walter Raymond 

In Five Years 

FOR nearly 5 7 years, the organization 
of Los Angeles Gas and Electric Cor- 
poration has rendered gas service to 
this community: and for 41 years, the same 
organization has helped supply its electric 

But no other period of that faithful service 
stands out so strikingly as that of the five 
year post-war period from 1919 to 192 3, 
inclusive. During that time the Corpora- 
tion, responding to the almost unbelievable 
growth and expansion of Los Angeles, has 
itself achieved a growth whose magnitude 
is clearly shown in the following figures: 

New Gas Meters Added to Lines - - - 121,015 
New Electric Meters Added .... 49,005 
Increase in Annual Gas Sendout (Cu. Ft.) $153,925,000 
Increase in Annual Electric Sendout (KWH) 86,347,288 
Expended on Additions and Betterments, over $33,000,000 
Truly, an L. A. SERVICE record! 

Los Angeles Gas and Electric 





Announcements of exhibitions, fetes, 
concerts, club entertainments, etc., fo> 
the calendar pages are free of charge and 
should be received in the office of Cali- 
fornia Southland, Pasadena, at least 
two weeks previous to date of issue. No 
corrections can be guaranteed if they are 
received later than that date. 

The public is warned that photog- 
raphers have no authority to arrange for 
tittings, free of charge or otherwise, for 
publication in Southland unless appoint- 
ments have been made especially in writ 
Ing by the Editor. 

California Southland is published monthly at 
Pasadena, California. One dollar and twenty 
tents for six issues, two dollars per year. Ad- 
dresses will be changed as many times as de- 
tired if notice is given before the tint of the 
month for which the change is made. 

Entered as second class matter, July 28, 1919 
jt the Post Office at Pasadena, California, 
under act of March 3. 1879. 


* Throughout the winter the Valley 
Hunt Club offers interesting and de- 
lightful programs: 

Monday afternoons, February 4, 11, 18, 
and 25, bridge and mah jongg at 2 :30, 
followed by tea. 

Sunday evening suppers, followed by 

The Annual Bridge Tournament, open 
to members only, will be held on Wed- 
nesday evenings, beginning January 
the Thirtieth, to continue for a period 
of four weeks. Play to begin promptly 
at eight o'clock. The Tournr nt this 
year will be Duplicate P as 
played by the Knickerbf < 
Club, New York. For fur 
tion, call Mrs. James A * 
Oaks 2682. 

The afternoon Bride 
parties will be co* 
nesday during th 
gins at 2:30. T/ 
by tea. 

A Bal Masque 
day, February 


Tuesday i^ 

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of J^eto fork Cttp 

Importers of old and modern English 
silver and Sheffield plate, old and 
modern China and Glass. 

2320 W. Seventh St., Westlake Park Square 
Los Angeles 

Boston, Mass. 
Newport, K. I. 

Magnolia, Mass. 
Washington, D. C. 

^91 East Colorado Street, Pasadena, Calif. 




iTA Ladies' jl. 

Tea and infor.. 

Polo, Wednesday >. 
each week. 

Dancing every Saturday ». 

Buffet luncheon served every Su. 


Dinner dances, Tuesday and Friday 
nights of every week. Tuesday night 
informal ; Friday night semi-formal. 
Plunge open to the ladies Tuesday and 
Friday of every week. 


Provides an 18 hole golf course, two 
concrete and two dirt courts for ten- 
nis, bowls and croquet. 
Tea is served and informal bridge 
parties arranged as desired. 
A buffet supper is served every Sun- 
day night. 


° CLUB: 

A dinner dance is arranged for the 

third Thursday of each month. 

On Friday of each week a special 

luncheon is served, with bridge in the 


Ladies play every day starting after 
ten a.m., and not before two p.m. 


Broadway - Mill 
and - Sevenths 

"One o'OoOC J aturda^j-" 

The Chinese C s a t 
matches the straight slim, 
gold //raided frock. These 
dresses •with their com- 
pleting coats — one of the 
smart phases of Spring. 


Officers and Directors of the Club 
were inaugurated at the annual ball at 
the Club House, Saturday, January 
12th. Commodore W. Starbuck Fenton, 
Vice Commodore Wm. C. Warmington. 
Rear Commodore Joseph Beek, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer Leon S. Heseman 
Directors, B. H. Cass, Richard Tubbs, 
Horace White, George E. Vibert. Fleet 
Captain P. H. L. Wilson, Port Captain 
Major Cecil K. Sherman. Fleet Sur- 
geon Dr. Gordon Grundy. 
The Woofel Birds of the Newport Har- 
bor Yacht Club will go on a migra- 
tion meeting_ Saturday and Sunday. 
January 26-27, to a remote spot in one 
of the Channel Islands. They go in 
search of the ivory egg which is hid- 
den in a cave somewhere on one of the 
islands. The Mildura is the flagship of 
the Fraternity. 


rpHE Los Angeles Museum, Exposition 
Park, announces exhibitions as follows : 

Feb. 1-29: Architectural Exhibition of re- 
sidential sketches by members of the Am- 
erican Institute of Architects. 

Feb. 1-15: Anna Hills, water colors, in 
Print Room. 

Feb. 15-21): Will A. Sharpe, water colors, 
in Print Room. 

March 1-31: International Printmakers. 
OEVERAL of the paintings included in 
" the opening exhibition of the Biltmore 
Salon, in the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, 
have been sold, but a representative group 
of Western artists remains. The special 
exhibitions for February include Dan 
Sayre Groesbeck, Jan. 30-Feb. 13 ; May- 
nard Dixon, Feb. 13-27 ; Jack Wilkinson 
Smith, Feb. 27-March 12. The California 
Society of Miniature Painters is holding a 
small exhibition of recent miniatures in 
the salon. 

the request of the American Federation 
of Arts, Washington, D. C, has recently 
made a collection of landscapes in oil by 
California painters for exhibition at Ann 
Arbor. Mr. Brown was limited to a certain 
number and these were distributed through- 
out the State, therefore every artist could 
not be included, but twenty-five represen- 
tative paintings are now on exhibition in 
Ann Arbor. 

/^ORINNE D'ARMOUR, a miniature paint- 
^ er from Chicago, is visiting in Los An- 
geles, where she expects to hold an exhi- 
bition of her work very soon. 
TTAROLD SWARTZ has been appointed 

instructor of sculpture in the night 
classes of the Otis Art Institute, and he 
will also teach in some of the day classes. 
Mr. Swartz is a very gifted sculptor and 
his appointment is a matter of congratula- 
tion. The Otis Art Institute is maintained 
by the County of Los Angeles as one of 
the departments of the Los Angeles Mu- 
seum of History, Science and Art. 
rpWENTY-NINE paintings by Hovsep 
Pushman, on view at the Cannell & 
Chaffin galleries from February 4th to 
March 1 inclusive, constitute one of the 
most important art exhibits of the year. 
Pushman, who has been working in Paris 
for several years past, is unquestionably 
one of the greatest living figure painters ; 
and as a colorist he reigns supreme in a 
world of color harmony peculiarly his own. 
The exotic sensibility which his oriental 
forbears wove into Persian rugs, the great 
Armenian painter blends in canvases of 
unforgetable loveliness. A keen student 
of human character, Pushman's portraits 
of Arabs, Nubians, and the dark-eyed beau- 
ties of the near east, haunt the sP3Ctator 
with their strange pathos, their dsep his- 
toric feeling. Wild beauty; calm stoic 
nobility: the pathos of the slave: and the 
subtle perfume of the "Thousand and One 
Nights," all these go to make up a Push- 
man exhibition. Los Angeles is particular- 
ly fortunate in securing this exhibition, 
which comes here directly from a success- 
ful New York showing. The cover design 
for this issue of "California Southland" is 
reproduced in color from one of Pushman's 
pictures, "On the Road to Mecca." 
JOSEPH SACKS, who has recently come 

south from Santa Barbara, has located 
in a studio at 552 So. Madison Ave., Pasa- 
dena. Mr. Sacks is now holding an exhi- 
bition of his work at the new Hollywood 
Athletic Club, and at Leonard's galleries, 
Hollywood. Among the portraits at the 
Athletic Club are two of the daughters of 
Mrs. Walcott Tuckerman of Santa Bar- 
bara, one of A. B. Frost, well known illus- 
trator, as well as flower pieces and land- 
scapes. At Leonard's, among the por- 
traits, is one of Dr. John Willis Baer of 
Pasadena; Miss Helen Hyde, daughter of 
Robert Hyde, Santa Barbara : Maud Harri- 
son, daughter of Joseph Harrison of Phila- 
delphia. The exhibits will continue through- 
out the first week in February. 
TJRUCE NELSON, well known landscape 

artist from San Francisco, is a visitor 
in Los Angeles. His recent exhibition 
at the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel in- 
cluded twenty-five canvases, a portion of 
them from the East, around Cooperstown. 
and the others from Carmel, where Nelson 
has been painting for the last six months. 
1J1RANK GERITZ is the art editor of the 

new monthly, "Tomorrow," sponsored 
by several of the young journalists of Los 
Angeles. He has a studio on the top floor 
of the Culver building, where he works 
out his interesting block prints. 


C A LI F O R X I .1 S U U T H L A N D 

. mn 111 T| 


Integrity, technical knowledge, administrative ability and 
power of accomplishment are qualifications which are necessary 
in the practice of Architecture, no less than in business. But Arch- 
itecture is more than a business. To his profession the Architect 
must contribute imagination and also an appreciation of beauty 
resulting from long training and attainment in Architecture and 
the Fine Arts, in order that our domestic and commercial struc- 
tures and our public buildings may be the best possible records of 
the culture and civilization of today. 

Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles 

The Samarkand 

Santa Barbara 

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Orc.i December 27, 1923 

Southern California 

Walter Raymond 

In Five Y 


FOR nearly 5 7 years, the organization 
of Los Angeles Gas and Electric Cor- 
poration has rendered gas service to 
this community; and for 41 years, the same 
organization has helped supply its electric 

But no other period of that faithful service 
stands out so strikingly as that of the five 
year post-war period from 1919 to 1923, 
inclusive. During that time the Corpora- 
tion, responding to the almost unbelievable 
growth and expansion of Los Angeles, has 
itself achieved a growth whose magnitude 
is clearly shown in the following figures: 

New Gas Meters Added to Lines - - - 121,015 
New Electric Meters Added ... - 49,005 
Increase in Annual Gas Sendout (Cu. Ft.) $153,925,000 
Increase in Annual Electric Sendout (KWH) 86,347,288 
Expended on Additions and Betterments, over $33,000,000 
Truly, an L. A. SERVICE record! 

Los Angeles Gas and Electric 






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concerts, club entertainments, etc., foi 
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California Southland is published monthly at 
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tents for six issues, two dollars per year. Ad- 
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lired if notice is given before the first of the 
month for which the change is made. 

Entered as second class matter, July 28, 191V 
it the Post Office at Pasadena, California, 
under act of March 3, 1S79. 




Throughout the winter the Valley 
Hunt Club offers interesting and de- 
lightful programs: 

Monday afternoons, February 4, 11, IS, 
and 25, bridge and mah jongg at 2 :30, 
followed by tea. 

Sunday evening suppers, followed by 

The Annual Bridge Tournament, open 
to members only, will be held on Wed- 
nesday evenings, beginning January 
the Thirtieth, to continue for a period 
of four weeks. Play to begin promptly 
at eight o'clock. The Tournament this 
year will be Duplicate Auction, as 
played by the Knickerbocker Whist 
Club, New York. For further informa- 
tion, call Mrs. James Burton, Fair 
Oaks 2682. 

L The afternoon Bridge and Mah Jongg 
parties will be continued every Wed- 
nesday during the season. Play be- 
gins at 2:30. The games are followed 
by tea. 

A Bal Masque is announced for Satur- 
day, February 23. 

Tuesday is Ladies' Day and a special 
luncheon is served. In the afternoons 
informal bridge parties may be ar- 
ranged followed by tea. 
Members of the Blue and Gold team 
matches have a stag dinner on the 
second Saturday night in each month, 
on which occasions the losing side 
in the match pays for the dinner. 


Ladies Days, second Monday of each 

Music during dinner, followed by 
dancing, every Saturday evening 
during the month. 

Luncheon served from 11:30 to 2 
p. m. on Saturdays. 

Sunday night concerts during month 
twice a month. 

Tea served as requested and tables 

for cards always available. 
* ' Ladies' Days, third Monday of each 


Dancing every second and fou. ih 
Saturdays during the month. 
A musical is arranged for each Sun- 
day night in the month. 

Ladies' Days, fourth Monday in each 

Tea and informal bridge every after- 

Polo, Wednesday and Saturday of 
each week. 

Dancing every Saturday night in the 

Butfet luncheon served every Sunday. 


Dinner dances, Tuesday and Friday 
nights of every week. Tuesday night 
informal ; Friday night semi-formal. 
Plunge open to the ladies Tuesday and 
Friday of every week. 


Provides an 18 hole golf course, two 
concrete and two dirt courts for ten- 
nis, bowls and croquet. 
Tea is served and informal bridge 
parties arranged as desired. 
A buffet supper is served every Sun- 
day night. 


° CLUB: 

A dinner dance is arranged for the 

third Thursday of each month. 

On Friday of each week a special 

luncheon is served, with bridge in the 


Ladies play every day starting after 
ten a.m., and not before two p.m. 

of Jgeto forfe Cttp 

Importers of old and modern English 
silver and Sheffield plate, old and 
modern China and Glass. 

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Los Angeles 

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anil- Seventh 

"One o'OocK Jaturda^j-" 

The Chinese Coat 
matches the straight slim, 
gold braided frock. These 
dresses with their com- 
pleting coats — one of the 
smart phases of Spring. 


Officers and Directors of the Club 
were inaugurated at the annual ball at 
the Club House, Saturday, January 
12th. Commodore W. Starbuck Fenton, 
Vice Commodore Wm. C. Warmington. 
Rear Commodore Joseph Beek, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer Leon S. Heseman, 
Directors, B. H. Cass, Richard Tubbs, 
Horace White, George E. Vibert. Fleet 
Captain P. H. L. Wilson, Port Captain 
Major Cecil K. Sherman, Fleet Sur- 
geon Dr. Gordon Grundy. 
The Woofel Birds of the Newport Har- 
bor Yacht Club will go on a migra- 
tion meeting Saturday and Sunday, 
January 26-27, to a remote spot in one 
of the Channel Islands. They go in 
search of the ivory egg which is hid- 
den in a cave somewhere on one of the 
islands. The Mildura is the flagship of 
the Fraternity. 


rpHE Los Angeles Museum, Exposition 
Park, announces exhibitions as follows: 

Feb. l-2»: Architectural Exhibition of re- 
sidential sketches by members of the Am- 
erican Institute of Architects. 

Feb. 1-15 : Anna Hills, water colors, in 
Print Room. 

Feb. 15-2!) : Will A. Sharpe, water colors, 
in Print Room. 

March 1-31: International Printmakers. 
OEVERAL of the paintings included in 
^ the opening exhibition of the Biltmore 
Salon, in the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, 
have been sold, but a representative group 
_f Wistern artists remains. Th; sps=ial 
exhibitions for February include Dan 
Sayre Groesbeck, Jan. 30-Feb. 13 ; May- 
nard Dixon, Feb. 13-27 ; Jack Wilkinson 
Smith, Feb. 27-March 12. The California 
Society of Miniature Painters is holding a 
small exhibition of recent miniatures in 
the salon. 

the request of the American Federation 
of Arts, Washington, D. C, has recently 
made a collection of landscapes in oil by 
California painters for exhibition at Ann 
Arbor. Mr. Brown was limited to a certain 
number and these were distributed through- 
out the State, therefore every artist could 
not be included, but twenty-five represen- 
tative paintings are now on exhibition in 
Ann Arbor. 

PORINNE D'ARMOUR, a miniature paint- 
^ er from Chicago, is visiting in Los An- 
geles, where she expects to hold an exhi- 
bition of her work very soon. 
TTAROLD SWARTZ has been appointed 

instructor of sculpture in the night 
classes of the Otis Art Institute, and he 
will also teach in some of the day classes. 
Mr. Swartz is a very gifted sculptor and 
his appointment is a matter of congratula- 
tion. The Otis Art Institute is maintained 
by the County of Los Angeles as one of 
the departments of the Los Angeles Mu- 
seum of History, Science and Art. 
rpWENTY-NINE paintings by Hovsep 
Pushman, on view at the Cannell & 
Chaffin gallerie-i from February 4th to 
March 1 inclusive, constitute one of the 
most important art exhibits of the year. 
Pushman, who has been working in Paris 
for several years past, is unquestionably 
one of the greatest living figure painters : 
and as a colorist he reigns supreme in a 
world of color harmony peculiarly his own. 
The exotic sensibility which his oriental 
forbear-; wove into Persian rugs, the great 
Armenian painter blends in canvases of 
unforgetable loveliness. A keen student 
of human character, Pushman's portraits 
of Arabs, Nubians, and the dark-eyed beau- 
ties of the near east, haunt the spectator 
with their strange pathos, their deep his- 
toric feeling. Wild beauty : calm stoic 
nobility: the pathos of the slave: and the 
subtle perfume of the "Thousand and One 
Nights," all these go to make up a Push- 
man exhibition. Los Angeles is particular- 
ly fortunate in securing this exhibition, 
which comes here directly from a success- 
ful New York showing. The cover d 'sign 
for this issue of "California Southland" is 
reproduced in color from one of Pushman's 
pictures, "On the Road to Mecca." 
JOSEPH SACKS, who has recently come 

south from Santa Barbara, has located 
in a studio at 552 So. Madison Ave., Pasa- 
dena. Mr. Sacks is now holding an exhi- 
bition of his work at the new Hollywood 
Athletic Club, and at Leonard's galleries, 
Hollywood. Among the portraits at the 
Athletic Club are two of the daughters of 
Mrs. Walcott Tuckerman of Santa Bar- 
bara, one of A. B. Frost, well known illus- 
trator, as well as flower pieces and land- 
scapes. At Leonard's, among the por- 
traits, is one of Dr. John Willis Baer of 
Pasadena : Miss Helen Hyde, daughter of 
Robert Hyde, Santa Barbara : Maud Harri- 
son, daughter of Joseph Harrison of Phila- 
delphia. The exhibits will continue through- 
out the first week in February. 
TJRUCE NELSON, well known landscape 

artist from San Francisco, is a visitor 
in Los Angeles. His recent exhibition 
at the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel in- 
cluded twenty-five canvases, a portion of 
them from the East, around Cooperstown. 
and the others from Carmel, where Nelson 
has been painting for the last six months. 
•pRANK GBKITZ is the art editor of the 

new monthly, "Tomorrow," sponsored 
by several of the young journalists of Los 
Angeles. He has a studio on the top floor 
of the Culver building, where he works 
out his interesting block prints. 


C A LI I O R X I A S o { T II L A X /) 

whose water colors of California have 
ende&TCd her to all lovers of the Golden 
State, holds an exhibition of her recent 
work at the Cannell & Chaffin Galleries 
from Kebruary 18 to March I inclusive. 
This brilliant aquarellist, as a result of 
deep study, has achieved a synthesis of 
those natural features which compose this 
happy southern region of California. Her 
pictures, masterly in composition, depict 
the mountains, hills and valleys under 
varying atmospheric conditions, and dur- 
ing the changing seasons. To the Cali- 
fornian a new exhibition of her work means 
a chance to renew an old and every-grow- 
ing admiration. To the visitor, it is an 
opportunity to acquaint himself with one 
of America's foremost water-color painters 
and the graphic interpreter of Southern 
California without a peer. 
tjlUZABETH STRONG, of Carmel-by-the- 
Sea, is exhibiting a dozen or more 
canvases in the new Studio Exchange, IK 
South Los Rubles Avenue, Pasadena. In 
these landscapes is that peculiar aliveness 
characteristic of the animal portraits which 
made her famous both in America and 
Europe. Miss Strong's work has depth, 
strength and freshness of color. As one 
French critic wrote when she was exhibit- 
ing every year in the Paris Salon, "Eli- 
zabeth Strong is distinctly a colorist." 
William Chase said the same. She sees 
nature simply, not through distorted lens 
of some perverted moody individuality. 
MAURICE BRA UN, after more than two 
years in travel, has returned to south- 
ern California and reopened his studio In 
San Diego, During his absence he painted 
in Colorado, the Ozarks of Missouri, New 
England, and New York City, 
consented to take charge of the night 
classes in figure work at the Chouinanl 
Art School. 

rjANA HARTLETT leaves for Europe 
early in the Spring to travel and study. 
He will visit Algiers, Tunis. Naples. Rome, 
Florence, Venice, the Italian Lake 4, and 
then spend some months in Paris. 
Q. HARTLEY CANNELL. of the Cannell 
^ & Chaflin galleries, has returned from 
New York with a number of fine pictures. 
He has been fortunate in acquiring fine 
examples by such great painters as Bruce 
Cram*, Daingerfield, Chauncey F. Ryder, 
Robert Vonnoh, Irvine. Murray Rewley 
and others. M r. Cannell, whose adherence 
to a high standard in the display of paint- 
ings in his West Seventh Street galleries, 
has been an important factor in the growth 
of artistic taste in Southern California, 
looks forward to one of the most interest- 
ing years of exhibitions. An inkling of 
the standard he strives to maintain can be 
gained by a visit to the display of paint- 
ings by Hovsep Pushman during the cur- 
rent month. 

JOHN J, HARRY, who has spent almost 
two years in Europe, is exhibiting a 
series of drawings in the mu sic room of 
the Public Librarv. Los Angeles. Later 
this collection will go to other libraries 
ami clubs in Southern California, and then 
to Eastern cities. 

p. MELVILLE DU MOND, who haa lived 
in California for a number of years, 
leaves soon to take up his residence in 
France. During the summer he will con- 
duct art classes on the continent. 
ARTHUR MILLIER, whose intelligent 
guidance to all who are interested in 
etchings has made him many friends dur- 
ing the past year in the Cannell & Chaflin 
Print Room, has now been given charge 
of both the painting galleries and the etch- 
ing collection. Mr. Millier brings to his 
task of adviser a thorough understanding 
of paintings and prints. Etcher and paint- 
er himself, yet well acquainted w ith the 
layman's point of view, he should prove 
peculiarly well-fitted for this work. We 
wish him all success in his new position. 
r*VY ROSE is exhibiting seventeen land- 
scapes at Stendahl's gallery at the Am- 
bassador, including pictures from France 
as well as from Southern California. The 
group includes "Sublimity." "La"una 
Trees." "The La Jolla Coast." and "Mod- 
jeska's Cottage." Among the French views 
are: "On the Honfleur Jetty." "Summer 
House." and "Tamarisk Tree with Figures." 
rpH E Laguna Beach Art Association is 
holding its winter exhibition at the gal- 
lery in Laguna Beach. Contributors to the 
exhibition are Evelyn Mason Armstrong. 
Helen Balfour. Ida Randall Holies, Benja- 
min Brown. J. Vennerstrom Cannon. Curtis 
Chamberlain, R. Clarkson Colman, Leland 
Curtis. Susie M. B. Dando. Clara Doner. 
Alice V. Fullerton. Arthur Hill Gilbert. 
William A. Griffith. Anna Hills, Thomas 
L. Hunt. Lucy B. Jack. Bert W. Johnson. 
William Les Juds<m. Joseph Kleitsch, Paul 
Lauritz, Jean Mannheim, Beulah May, 
Helen Norton. Annie Robinson. F. Carl 
Smith. Catherine Strode, Minnie Tingle. 
William Wendt and Karl Yens. 

rpHE Institute des Beaux Arts, under the 
direction Of Stefan de Vriendt, sculp- 
tor, and Peter Rackwitsz, painter, has just 
opened at 1108 Formosa avenue. Holly- 
wood. The new institute will offer instruc- 
tion in painting, modeling, drawing, archi- 
tecture, the history of art, anatomy, cos- 
tume, music, rhythmic gymnastics and 
physical culture. At present classes in 
the first three subjects are being formed, 
but official notification will be given later 
when other classes (and special classes 
for children l are formed. A special ad- 


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Greatest Living Woman Violinist 
Philharmonic Auditorium 

Merle Armitage, Mgr. 


vanced class for working from the nude 
model is held on Saturday evenings from 
7 to 9. 

DRADKORU PERIN artist and collector. 

of 30 South Los Robles avenue. Pasa- 
dena, is the owner of a picture bought ID 
England several years ago. which he now 
believes to be a self-portrait of Gainsbor- 
ough, painted by that artist about 1755. 
The painting has been largely identified 
be Kduardo F. S<iuadrilli, who in cleaning 
it for Mr. Perin made the very interesting 
and startling discovery. 

p. CARL SMITH has a number of very 
interesting sketches, made at Carmel. 
Laguna and the desert, including some 
High Sierra glimpses with desert fore- 
ground. His studio is open to the public 
and visitors are welcome to the Paint Box, 
No. 217 Oakland Ave., Pasadena, through- 
out the season. 

rpHE Craft Sales Room in the foyer of 
the Assembly Tea Room, 644 S. Flower 
Street. Los Angeles, is not only designed 
for the display and sale of the examples of 
the work of the best craftsmen of the coun- 
try but it is hoped by Mrs. Douglas Don- 
aldson and Miss Marcia Potter, the owner* 
and originators, that it will be a meeting 
place, an important point of contact be- 
tween our many artists and craftsmen and 
the public. 


rpHE dates for the concerts by the Phil- 
harmonic Orchestra, Walter Henry 
Roth well, Conductor, at the Philharmonic 
Auditorium, Los Angeles, during Kebruary, 
are: Popular Sunday Afternoon concerts. 
Feb. 3-17 : Friday Afternoon Symphony 
concerts, Feb. 8-22, and Saturday Evening 
Philharmonic Orchestra. Feb. 9-23. 
rpHE artists and concert dates of the Phil- 
harmonic Artist Course. Philharmonic 
Auditorium, Los Angeles, are: John Mc- 
Cormack recitals, Feb. 19-21 : the Duncan 
Dancers, Feb. 26, and Emilio De Gogorza. 
Feb. 28. 

riMlE Auditorium Artist Series, manage- 

ment George Ijeslie Smith, includes 
Moriz Rosenthal, pianist, Feb. 1 ; the San 
Carlo Opera Company for two weeks, 
commencing Feb. 4. The announced reper- 
tory includes "Carmen," "Aida," "Tosca." 
"Riguletto." "Martha," "Madam Butter- 
fly," "Cavalleria Rusticana." "Pagliacci." 
"Faust," "Foreza del Deslino," "Traviata." 
"Hoheme," "Lucia di Lammermoor" and 
"Trovatore." The artists to be heard dur- 
ing the engagement include Consuello Es- 
cobar, Haru Onuki, Bianca Saroya. and 
Louis Taylor, sopranos : Alice Gentle, Anita 
Klinova, Stella de Mette and Frances Mor- 
osini, mezzos and contraltos ; Gennaro 
Curci. Demetrio Onofrei, Manuel Salazar 
and Gaetano Tommasini, tenors : Mario 
Rasiola. Giuseppe Interrante and Mario 
Valle. baritones: Pietro de Biasa and 
Natale Cervi, bassos. Carlo Peroni is 
again leading conductor. The course also 
includes Maria Ivogun, coloratura. Feb. 
18, and Max Rosen, violinist. Feb. 25. 
rpHE fourth of the Coleman Chamber 

concerts will lie given Wednesday aft- 
ernoon, Feb. 29th, at the residence of Mrs. 
Charles Burton Scoville. 545 West Colo- 
rado street, Pasadena, with the Seiling 
Quintet, Jean Joseph Gilbert, flute. 
rpilK Alice Seckels' Matinee Musicales, 

Hotel Vista Del Arroyo, Pasadena, in- 
clude for February, Frank Swinnerton. 
Feb. 4, and the Duncan Dancers, Feb. 28. 
rpilK second of the symphony series of 

four concert- to lie given in Pasadena 
this season by the Philharmonic Orchestra 
of Los Angeles, Walter Henry Rothwell. 
conductor, is announced for Feb. 15, at 
the Raymond Theater. 

rpilK Pasadena Music and Art Alftocia- 
tion announces a recital by John M<- 
Cormack. Monday evening, Feb. 25, at the 
Pasadena High School Auditorium. 
VIII. DRED MARSH, pianist, and Henri 
Van Praag. violinist, will give the 
fourth of the morning chamber music re- 
ntals at the stuilio r.f Mi. :; Mar; h ~"S 
Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena. Feb. 19. The 
program will be "Sonata" iJohn Alden 
Carpenter I : "Spinning Song" (Wagneri. 
and "Hunting Song" by Miss Marsh. 
rpHE /.oellner Quartet will give the fourth 
* concert of the Biltmore Chamber Music- 
series. Feb. 11, in the Music Room of the 
new Biltmore. 

p.MIEREWSKI will give two recitals in 
*• Los Angeles during the month, a mat- 
inee on Feb. 23. and the evening of the 

rpHE Los Angeles Lyric Club announces 
^ Sigmund Beel. violinist, of San Fran- 
cisco, as the soloist of the concert. Feb. 29. 

RENEE CHEMET. famous throughout 
EuroP" as the greatest French vinlinht. 
is the third artist of the Fitzgerald Con- 
certs, managed by Merle Armitaee. and 
will appear Feb. 22 at the Philharmonic 
\uditorium. I-os Angeles. Merle Arnu- 
tage felt imp-lied to bring Chemet to Cali- 
fornia this season, as she is the violin sen- 
ation of the hour in eastern cities Here 
is an impressario that has introduced many 
superior attractions to our audiences, in- 
cluding the Beggars Opera, the Russian 
Opera Companv. John Charles Thomas. 
Nviregvhazi. Titta Ruffo and Rosa Pon- 
selle. Mr. Armitage feels that his special 
work in our musical life, consists in intro- 
ducing the artists who are today interest- 
ing the musical world of Europe anil the 



rpHE Woman's Symphony Orchestra, of 
Los Angeles, has announced Feb. 20th 
as the date for the first concert of the 
season, at the Philharmonic Auditorium. 

rpHE Los Angeles Oratorio Society, John 
Smallman, director, is scheduled to sing, 
Feb. 24. 

rpHE Heartt-Dreyfus Studios will close 
February 15 for about six months, as 
Mr. and Mrs. Dreyfus, with Mr. and Mr.;. 
Walter R. Simons, are leaving for an ex- 
tended tour, including Cuba, South Amer- 
ica, the British Isles and the Continent. 
Before their departure they will be at 
home to their friends each Wednesday 
evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. 
Simons, on South Plymouth Blvd. 

i ' 1 "The Song of Life" before the Santa 
Monica Woman's Club, Feb. 11. 

ANNE McPHERSON has been appointed 
•^director of the Huntington Park Wom- 
an's Club Chorus and of the recently or- 
ganized Camp Fire Girls' Chorus. 
T>EGINNING in February, Mr. Alexander 

Stewart, recently appointed executive 
director, civic Music and Art Association, 
will conduct a class in Community Music 
and training of choral leaders at the Uni- 
versity of Southern California, under the 
joint auspices of the Extension Division 
and the College of Music. 
A new orchestra is being organized in 

Pasadena — the Pasadena Symphony 
Players — under the direction of Max Don- 
ner, a distinguished violinist, a talented 
musician of extended experience in orches- 
tra work. Mr. Donner, although a recent 
addition to the city's musical circles, has 
taken a keen interest in the musical life 
of the community and hopes to make the 
new orchestral body a decidedly worth- 
while Pasadena acquisition. Applications 
for membership may be made to Mr. Don- 
ner at his home, 1675 North Michigan Ave- 
nue, telephone, Fair Oaks 4295-J. 
rr*HE Hollywood Community Chorus, mi- 

der Hugo Kirckhofer's direction, meets 
each Tuesday evening at the auditorium 
of the Hollywood High School. 


T>ASADENA Community Players, in the 
Community Playhouse, will present the 
following programs during the month: 

February 11-16: "The Thief," by Henri 

February 25-March 1 : "The New York 
Idea," by Langdon Mitchell. 
CVH Saturday, February 23, the Stuart 
^ Walker Portmanteau Players will give 
two performances in the High School Audi- 
torium, Pasadena, sponsored by the Drama 
League. In the afternoon there will be a 
program of short plays ; in the evening a 
dramatic presentation of "The Book of 
Job", the achievement of Mr. Walker, 
using the Old Testament text with ancient 
Hebrew music. 

rpHE Community Arts Players of Santa 
Barbara announce the production dates 
of the month as February 15-16, Potter 

CANTA BARBARA'S School of the Arts 
^ of the Community Arts Association 
opened its spring term January 15th with 
Frank Morley Fletcher, formerly director 
of the College of Art, Edinburgh, as exec- 
utive head of the institution. The school 
of which Fernand Lungren, noted painter 
of the desert and the southwest, is presi- 
dent is in its third year of existence. Or- 
ganized by a group of Santa Barbara ar- 
tists three years ago it functioned for a 
time independently and last year was in- 
corporated into the organization of the 
Community Arts Association. As a branch 
of the association the school is entitled to 
receive its share of the Carnegie Endow- 
ment, amount in aggregate to $25,000 a 
year. This sum the association divides 
among the work of its several departments 
which include an orchestra, a drama branch, 
a Plans and Planting committee, and the 

rpHE Tuesday Afternoon Club of Glen- 
dale announce a Leap Year Ball in the 
Club House, Tuesday evening, February 12, 
sponsored by the Maids and Young Matrons 
section. It is a benefit ball, semi-formal, 
with Art Hickman's Biltmore Orchestra. 
The hostesses are Mrs. Claude G. Putnam, 
Mrs. E. B. Sutton, Mrs. W. F. MacPher- 
son, and Mrs. Harry A. Thimm. Patron- 
esses: Mrs. Daniel Campbell, President T. 
A. C. ; Mrs. A. H. Montgomery, Vice Pre- 
sident ; Mrs. Chas. H. Toll- President L. A. 
District Federation of Women's Clubs : 
Mrs. H. S. MacCormack, Mrs. C. W. HoUS- 
ton, Mrs. William Elmer Evans. Mr;. John 
Robert White, Mrs. R. L. McCourt, Mrs. 
Frank C. Ayers, Mrs. James W. Evering- 
ton, Mrs. R. W. Meeker. Mrs. James Henry 
Ballagh, Mrs. Spencer Robinson. 
rpHE calendar of the Contemporary Club 
of Redlands for the month includes, 
February 4, lecture by Peter Clarke Mac- 
farlane : February 11, a travel talk by Mrs. 
Robert McCullough and Current Events by 
Mrs. G. H. Bunnell : February 18, Club 
Conference Luncheon : February 25, Blos- 
som's lecture, with moving pictures ; Feb- 
ruary 29, Dinner and social evening. 
rpHE Pasadena Public Library, for the 
fifth consecutive season, offers a series 
of public book talks to be given by Miss 
Helen Haines. The first talk was given in 
January, the subject being, "Memoirs and 
Biographies of Present Interest." The sub- 

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Fireplace Fittings 
Console-tables and Mirrors 

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IV estlake Park 
Los Angeles 

ject for Feb. 17 is "Aspects of American 
Life Reflected in Current Books." The 
talks will be given in the Boys' and Girls' 
Library, at 8 o'clock. 

continue her current reviews on world 
events, books and their authors, new plays, 
music and art, at the Shakespeare Club 
House, Pasadena, on the first Fridays in 
the month at 11a. m., Feb. 1, and March 7. 
THE Auxiliary of the Pasadena Chil- 
dren's Training Society has issued in- 
vitations to a Charity Ball, at Hotel Mary- 
land, Pasadena, for the benefit of the 
Building and Repair Fund, Thursday even- 
ing, Feb. 7th. 

FOR 1924 
President, Mrs. Hancock Banning. 
Assistant to the President, Mrs. Erwin 
P. Werner. 

First Vice-Pres., Mrs. Homer Laughlin. 
Second Vice-Pres., Mrs. Robert M. Weed. 
Third Vice-Pres., Mrs. William Gibbs 

Sec. & Treas., Mr. S. W. Jamieson. 

Mrs. Frank Gates Allen, Mrs. Noel Ar- 
nold, Mrs. A. C. Bilicke, Mrs. William A. 
Brackenridge, Mrs. Edwin R. Collins, Mrs. 
Edward L. Doheny, Mrs. Robert P. Elliot, 
Mrs. Jos. J. Carter, Mrs. Donald R. Dickey, 
Countess Caracciolo, Mrs. Stuart Whitney 
French, Mrs. Burton Green, Mrs. R. Frank 
Gross, Mrs. Joseph Hixon, Mrs. Giles Hall, 
Mrs. Willis G. Hunt, Mrs. Will S. Hook, 
Mrs. Oscar Howard, Mrs. Chester T. Hoag 
Mrs. Chas. Jeffras, Mr. S. W. Jamieson, 
Mrs. W. K. Jewett, Mrs. Roy Jones, Mrs. 
Kirk Johnson, Mrs. Milbank Johnson, Mrs. 
Harry Lombard, Mrs. William de Mille, 
Mis. Tully Marshall, Mrs. Cosmo Morgan, 
Mrs. William Gibbs McAdoo, Mrs. E. 
Avery McCarthy, Mrs. Jno. C. McFarland, 
Mrs. Lee Allen Philips, Miss Anne Patton, 
Mrs. William H. Russell, Mrs. Frederick 
H. Seares, Mrs. Geo. Leslie Smith, Mrs. 
Chas. Seylor, Mrs. Daniel J. Sully, Mrs. 
Frederick H. Stevens, Mrs. James Reed, 
Mrs. Richard Waldron, Mrs. William Lee 
Woollett, Mrs. Erwin P. Werner, Mrs. 
Page Warden, Mrs. Gurdeon Wattles, Mrs. 
Clare Woolwine, Mrs. Harold B. Wrenn. 


Two very different phases of education 
were presented in successive Assemblies at 
Occidental College, recently. The first was 
by Dean Brown of Yale University, who 
emphasized the practical side of spiritual 
values. The culture of the mind and the 
spirit, he said, was essential if a man 
now would go far in any worth-while direc- 
tion. The second was by Will Hays, of 
moving picture responsibility, who sees 
movoing pictures as a great spiritual force 
in education when properly directed. Need- 
less to say that beautiful Alumni Hall was 
crowded by interested listeners. 

pOMONA COLLEGE, Claremont, Calif. 
A Professor Walter Hartley, Head of the 
Organ Department, of Pomona College, 
will return from a six months' leave of 
absence February first. Mr. Hartley has 
spent his period of absence in the East. 
With the coming semester he will resume 
his work as head of the organ department. 
The vesper services which are always held 
at Pomona College for several weeks pre- 
ceeding Easter will begin this year on 
Thursday, March fith. These will be ar- 
ranged by Mr. Hartley, and will continue 
every Thursday afternoon until Easter 
Sunday. On the afternoon of April 17th 
and 18th, under the direction of Professor 
Ralph H. Lyman, the College Choir of 125 
voices will render "The Seven Last Words 
cf Christ", by Dubois. This has become 
one of the musical events of Southern Cali- 
fornia each year. 

rpHE University of California at Los An- 
geles has passed its fourth birthday. 
The growth of the institution has been 
remarkable. In 1919 the state legislature 
took over a normal school already estab- 
lished to found a much needed university 
in the Southland. 

Last year, after three years of exist- 
ence, the college of education was able to 
grant the degree of Bachelor of Education 
to twenty-eight graduates. This year 
teacher;' college alone has an enrollment 
of 1940 students. 

In February, 1922, by the direct act of 
the state legislature, a third year college 
course was established in the College of 
Letters and Sciences, and on December 18, 
1928, the legislature extended this course 
to include the fourth year of college work, 
so that now a Bachelor of Arts degree may 
be granted by the College of Letters and 
Sciences. This depattment now contains 
2104 students enrolled. Such phenomenal 
growth in four years is beyond all expec- 
tations. Buildings erected four years aeo 
are found to be entirely inadequate. Los 
Angeles will soon have a college center 
equal in size and importance to that al- 
ready at Berkeley. 

The Psychology Department of the Uni- 
versity of California at Los Angeles gave 
the Army Alpha Intelligence test to the 
police force of Los Angeles during the 
past month. The standard was found to 
be exceedingly high. This is a movement 
to raise the standard of the police force 
and to better social conditions in Los An- 



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On the Road to Mecca Cover Design 

(A Painting by Hovsef Pushnmn. Presented by the Cannell 
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Southland Calendar 3, 4, 5 

Photographs of Egypt George Ellen/ Hale 7 

Our San Francisco Letter Mrs. W. C. Morrow 9 

Art and the Women's Clubs M. Urmy Seares 10 

The Horse Show Wilbert Morgrage 12 

Some Exhibitions of Etchings Arthur Millier 14 

Sandona, Portrait Painter Joel Smith 15 

Southland Opinion 16, 17 

Town and Country Clubs and Functions 18, 19 

Bulletin of the Architectural Club 20 

Fireproof Residences Howard Frost 21 

A New Book of Small Houses 22 

A Calendar for Flowers — Pasadena Horticultural Society.. 22 

A Town by Webber, Staunton and Spaulding 23 

Southland Crafts Douglas Donaldson 24 

Notes from the Architects' Meetings Clifford Truesdell 25 

Recent Books — Reviews E.M. Greeves Carpenter 26 

The Great Dutch Painters Jules Kievits 29 

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Club of Los Angeles, California. 

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Honorary Director of The Mount Wilson Observatory 

Seen from the Nile, across the green fields of the cultivated area 
of alluvium, these nearly vertical cliffs mark the eastern boundary 
of the Libyan desert. To escape the waters of the annual inunda- 
tion, the Egyptians of Thebes from the earliest times excavated their 
tombs in the high river terraces that skirt their base, in the cliffs 
themselves, or in the Valley of the Kings, which lies behind them to 

the west. The terraced temple of Queen Hatshepsut, built about 1500 
B. C. (XVIII Dynasty), which is seen on the right, is one of the 
most remarkable structures in Egypt. Adjoining it on the left is the 
mortuary temple of the Pharaoh Mentuhotep III, erected about five 
hundred years earlier (XI Dynasty). The foundation deposits, 
placed under the four corner stones with appropriate ceremonies 


C A LI F O R N I A SO U T H L A A /) 

when the work was begun, have recently been dis- 
covered by the excavators of the Metropolitan Mu- 
seum party. They also found the remarkable collec- 
tion of model ships, houses and gardens, workshops, 
and other objects now displayed in New York, illus- 
trating the daily occupations of their owner's ser- 
vants, and buried with him in a tomb cut in thest 
cliffs. The summit of the palisades, strewn with 
the chipped flints of prehistoric man, commands a 
magnificent view of the Nile Valley, the great tem- 
ples of Luxor and Karnak on the eastern bank, and 
the mortuary temples just below and toward the 
south. In the Valley of the Kings, behind these 
cliffs and west of the Nile, is the tomb of Tut-Ankh- 
Amen, where the following photographs were taken. 

Carter and 
Bringing up 
'he Decorated 
Body of 
one of the 
Cha riots. 

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the Chariot 
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Wheels to the 


Entrance to 
the Tomb of 
Tut- A nkh- 
A men. 

Carter and 
Native Assist- 
ants Carrying 
one side of 
the Thoueris 
Couch up the 
Sixteen Steps 
from the 
of the Tomb. 

Carrying the 
Couch under 
Guard to the 
Tomb used as 
a Laboratory 
and Store- 

Placing the 
Couch in its 




LOOKING backward in San Francisco history, it is interesting to 
glance through the pages of Charles Warren Stoddard's volume, 
"Footsteps of the Padres," and get a glimpse of the San Francisco of 
long ago, of the men who had an influence on its literature. It is a 
far cry from the San Francisco of today, with its skyscrapers, its 
miles of macadamized streets, its shining white ways, to the small 
part that was reclaimed from the sand dunes and the chapparel and 
low-growing scrub of "the days of old, the days of gold," when 
Charles Warren Stoddard arrived in San Francisco in 1855, and the 
city was barely six years old. He was a mere lad when he arrived 
in San Francisco, having come by the Nicaragua route. His book is 
fascinating, even though it deals with a dim, misty past. He made 
no straining for effect, but he achieved a distinction in literature that 
is refreshing after the hectic efforts of some of the modern writers, 
and the sex stuff of the day. 

The sailing of unknown seas — at least to the inland lad from Roch- 
ester, New York, they were unknown — was a great adventure. Like 
many another, Stoddard, and those who sailed with him on the small, 
dirty steamer, believed they were setting sail for a land of gold and 
enchantment. He had heard the tales of streets paved with gold, and 
California a veritable land of promise. The hardships had not been 
stressed, and to the lad, who was impressionable, it was a land of 
fascination and lure. The father had preceded his family a year or 
two, and they were coming with many others to join him in his quest 
for gold. 

Contrast that sea voyage in a dirty, overcrowded boat to the mag- 
nificent liners equipped with every modern device and comfort of 
today — the journey shortened by the wonderful Canal Route. The 
Canal that was at once the despair and hope of those men of vision of 
former days! If it is ever vouchsafed to immortals to get an occa- 
sional glimpse of the earth they once inhabited, how gratified and 
thrilled DeLesseps must be to see his brilliant dream come true. Let 
us trust that God, Who is ever merciful and good, has given that 
grand old man a fleeting glimpse or knowledge of his "Vision Splen- 
did," and that he may realize that the task he left unfinished is com- 
pleted, and is a lasting tribute to his magnificent mind and his far- 
seeing conception. 

Every craft that sailed from the East was crowded with gold- 
seekers. The tales of fabulous wealth lured many to traverse the 
dreary waste of waters and dare the terrors of Cape Horn. What 
a fairylike scene must have been the tropical land of Panama. The 
splashes of vivid color, the brilliant hues and the raucous cries of the 
parrots, the heat, the luxuriant vegetation, the tropical fruits and the 
half-clad Indians, must have made a lasting impression on the roman- 
tic and visionary youth. 

Stoddard's family made their home on the western slope of Tele- 
graph Hill, and he attended school — the first school in California — in 
a building close to the hill. Telegraph Hill had an observatory on its 
peak from which incoming ships were sighted, and a rude semaphore 
had been erected on its apex, and the watcher for the Golden Gate 
gave notice by waving its arms to the waiting populace below. At 
that time what is now the city of San Francisco — the Western Addi 
tion, Hayes Valley, Pacific Heights, West Clay Park, where the houses 
have the Pacific Ocean for their back yard, were then a waste of sand 
and shrub. Simmons, an artist who has given a glimpse of San Fran- 
cisco in his recent book, was one of the men who helped embellish the 
edifices in the Panama-Pacific Exposition, and he tells an interesting 
story apropos of this semaphore. A well known actress was playing 

at the one theater. She was tall and of great attenuation. She had 
extremely long arms. One of her many mannerisms was to wave 
them frantically on all occasions. A steamer was hourly expected 
and while she was playing one day she began, as usual, to wave her 
arms, but up and down as though she were signalling. At once a 
man in the audience cried out, "A ship is coming," and with much 
noise and scurrying the audience with one accord made for the door, 
and the astonished actress found herself playing to empty benches. 

As the march of progress went forward, westward and northward, 
and southward, Telegraph Hill was deserted and became the habita- 
tion of scrawny, hungry goats. Miserable little shanties that were 
hardly more than hovels, took the place of the more pretentious resi- 



dences. A flagstaff still stood and the flag of our country still fluiin' 
its stars and stripes to the wind that swept over the barren hill. 
Now, there is a magnificent boulevard connecting Telegraph Hill with 
the Marina and continuing to the Cliff House, winding picturesquely 
about the hills through the Presidio, past the Letterman Hospital and 
the National Cemetery where sleep the honored dead who gave their 
lives for their country. In the hospital are still many of the brave 
youths who are making a gallant fight for health and the rehabilita- 
tion of their strength. On past the fortifications, past Cressy Field, 
where intrepid airmen fly daily over the city, the road turns near old, 
historic Fort Scott, which sends out its twinkling light in greeting to 
Point Bonita, across the narrow Golden Gate, and to the light at Point 
Reyes, with hoary old Tamalpais standing sentinel beyond. This ride 
is one of the most beautiful scenic ones to be found, and from certain 
points one can almost ignore the Bible tale and believe that it was on 
one of these vantage points that Satan took the Christ and pointed out 
what might be His if He would submit. Farther on is the splendid 
site, the end of the Lincoln Highway, where Mrs. A. B. Spreckles is 
to erect a monument to the soldiers; then rambling on the road 
reaches the historical Cliff House, winds down through the Golf Links, 
Lincoln Park, the Marine Hospital to the "Coney Island" of San Fran- 
cisco, where, in the incomparable esplanade, motor cars are parked 
many feet deep for miles. The lessening number of seals still make 
the air vocal with their weird cries, and the Farralones loom in the 
distance. The recently completed esplanade skirts the beach and here 
pedestrians sit and view the pageant of sea and sky, or walk along 
the sand. On the road winds, along the Sloat Boulevard, or crossing 
through beautiful Golden Gate Park, past the old Norwegian vessel, 
the Gjoa, which, after breasting northern waters for many years, has 
at last come to rest in the soft, dark sand beside the blue Pacific. 
Then the road goes on and up to the magnificent drive over Twin 
Peaks, where a panorama unequaled in all the world is unfolded be- 
fore the fascinated gaze of the beholder. Hills and valleys, buildings, 
gardens, sea and mountains are part of this delectable view. Seen at 
night, the artery of the Great White Way — Market Street — running 
like a golden thread through the city — Oakland, Alameda, Sausalito, 
Richmond and Berkeley lights blaze in the distance, while between is 
the sea — dark and mysterious. By day the small gardens, the fertile 
fields, golf links and a beautiful winding road leading on down to the 
beautiful homes and residences grace the Peninsula. 

Stoddard pays a tribute to his first teacher; "Dame Shirley" was 
her nom de plume. She was Mrs. L. A. C. Clapp, in reality, and it 
was she who instilled into the susceptible heart and brain of Charles 
Warren Stoddard his love of literature and his desire to write. She 
wrote for "The Pioneer," the Reverend Ferdinand C. Ewer's magazine. 
She knew the Bret Harte country, and graphically described it. Later, 
Gertrude Atherton wrote "When the Gringo Came," but that was of a 
later period of Monterey and San Francisco. 

Meanwhile Charles Warren Stoddard's mind was expanding, as was 
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ITH the co-oper- 
ation of Mrs. 
Charles H. Toll, Presi- 
dent of the Los Ange- 
les District of the Fed- 
eration of Women's 
Clubs, Kathryn Leigh- 
ton, artist and cluo 
woman, has instituted 
for the year a study of 
the work of Western 
artists and a unique 
method of recording 
their paintings. As Art 
Chairman for the Dis- 
trict, Mrs. Leighton 
has begun a movement 
which is far reaching 
and standard-setting in 
the appreciation of art 
among laymen. For, if 
in addition to attend- 
ance on our popular 
exhibitions, the sixty 
thousand women who 
belong to the women's 
clubs of California's 
Southland take the 
poetic interpretations 
of California artists 
into their clubs and 
their homes for study 
and for pleasure, the 
future of California 
art is assured. Good 
schools of art, good 

standards of criticism, good, and perhaps great artists will result 
from this energetic introduction of the best into our homes. 

Who shall set the critical standard so high that as these thousands 
of women see set before them, month after month, the painting and 
sculpture they are to absorb and assimilate they shall not be misled 
to praise that which later study will force them to condemn? The 
responsibility lies with the painters of Los Angeles. 

Noblesse oblige! my artists. Those who know what is good are 
under obligation to suppress the inferior work of painters wherever 
they see it and to destroy their own studies rather than dangle them 
before the eyes of amateurs and students. 

Studio talk must be distinguished from public expression of opinion; 
and these enthusiastic patrons of art throughout the Southland must 


MAN, C. L. B. B. 





not be betrayed by the fraternity of artists. Hitherto no severe pub- 
lic criticism of one artist's work has been expressed by another. That 
wholesome criticism has been left to private whispers among rivals. 
The reverse should now be the rule. 

For the sake of good art, for the standardizing of the best among 
us, for the love of all that artists are striving for, a ban must be 
put on the exhibition in women's club houses of mediocre paintings. 
Condemn, criticize, annihilate the poor work of your contemporary 
student of art — in his own studio; but see to it that neither canvas 
nor your words ever leave that private room. Praise to the skies 
whatever good work comes to southern California on exhibition, that 
these earnest seekers after what is good shall know from you what 
is the aim of art; but let not silence give consent to your own brother's 
exhibition of that which is not worthy of California. 

At the opening exhibition of The Biltmore Salon in December of the 
year just closed, the work of representative painters of the Far West 
was hung for the first time in handsome, adequate surroundings down 
town in Los Angeles. In the beautiful new ballroom of the hotel 
a dinner dance and speeches in honor of the occasion, brought out the 
fact that the leading business men of the city are awake to the im- 
portant part which art must play in the building of a material em- 
bodiment of the generous, hospitable, enthusiastic spirit which is Los 

Constantly before the people who are most interested in building the 
city has been placed the thought that the spirit of a people is ex- 
pressed in its best art, and just as continually has the point been 
thrust home that it is the self-appointed task of Los Angeles to show 
the world how fine is the country we call California. 

Who but the artists, trained in all the subtleties of modern land- 
scape painting, heirs of Lorraine, Corot, Monet, the long line of Dutch 
landscapists, and the Hudson River school, can place on public view 
or sell to grace the walls of Eastern homes an adequate record of the 
beauties of our skies, our mountains, valleys, sea and shore; and prove 
our seemingly exaggerated praise of scintillating sunlight, desert color 
or the sunset light on Mother Mountains with its indescribable, pris- 
matic glow. There is no other local group of men and women who 
have spent so much time and thought, so many days and nights of 
study and hard laboratory work to make their art a perfect record of 
that which every little boosting subdivider strives in vain to say. 

The artists, on this invitation of the business men, have come down 
town, have loaned their paintings to adorn the walls of this most 
sumptuous hotel and do their share to show their California to the 
world of people who pass through Los Angeles. 

Prime mover in this successful effort to bring the work of the 
artists into the hands of those who can use it to the best advantage 
has been Mr. Jack Wilkinson Smith, ably supported by the unselfish 





aid of Mrs. Kathryn Woodman Leighton, one of the few women whose 
landscape paintings are truly Californian. 

Across the wide sweep of the desert in her largest painting in this 
exhibition plays the charming color of the wild verbena, the despair 
of many a painter who has not mastered its subtle, changing glow. 
Mountains on either side of this stretch of wondrous color are ignored 
and the great basin of the desert seems but a bowl of scintillating 
light. Painted because she loves to paint, the canvas is an invitation 

to the tourist to explore the deserts when the rains have set the wild 
flowers all abloom. 

This is the secret of Kathryn Leighton's ability to put scenery on 
canvas. She loves to paint a scene she loves and she is willing to 
undergo any sacrifice and work hard to master the medium in which 
she expresses that genuine, deep love of nature and art. With Mr. 
Leighton on fishing trips into the high Sierras or the Canadian 
Rockies, this indomitable discoverer of beautiful scenery travels and 
studies. The splendid handling of her mountain compositions is the 
result, and nature lovers unable to climb to these fastnesses or wait 
on the desert for the wildflowers, can see these things through the 
artist's trained eye. 

For the first time since its inception in 1918 the publishing of repro- 
ductions of paintings which Californias Southland has done as its 
contribution to art has been recognized; and at Mrs. Leighton's sug- 
gestion, attics are being searched and old copies of this magazine 
brought out of their archives to supply good engravings of paintings 
by local artists to the clubs which will compete in their mounting in 
appropriate form for museum and club portfolios. 

Encouraged by this generous recognition of earnest work done, this 
magazine will publish in each coming number an illustrated article on 
Southland art. 

February sees this beautiful cover with a painting by Pushman re- 
produced in four plates by courtesy of the Cannell and Chaffin Gal- 
leries simultaneously with an exhibition of Pushman's wonderful color 
canvases at 720 West Seventh Street. 

Pictures by other artists will be presented at the time they are on 
view in the various galleries and a sequence of single paintings will 
be hung in the reception room of the Assembly Tea Room so that club 
women who wish to study the actual painting illustrated may have 
opportunity to do so. 

A visit to Mrs. Leighton's studio so close to her homey bungalow 
in Los Angeles, shows how intimately her art is woven into the fabric 
of her life, making her career as a painter a part of her home life 
and not a thing won in spite of it. A brilliant bit of color in the face 
of a little French war-bride who posed for two hours shows Mrs. 
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THK coming Third Annual Los Angeles Horse Show serves admir- 
ably to bring before the public' eye the equine interests of a 
group of southern California amateur horse owners and exhibitors, 
most prominent among them, perhaps, being Marco H. Hellman, presi- 
dent of the Hellman Commercial Trust and Savings Bank and vice 
president of the Merchants National Bank. For years Mr. Hellman 
has given considerable time to the breeding and exhibition of fine 
saddle and heavy harness horses, and his stables house a large number 
of the most famous blue-ribbon and stake winners in the West. 

William S. Blitz, for the past 17 years identified with national 
equine activities, has been selected to manage this season's show. 
Blitz is secretary-manager of the New York state fair, and of the 
Brooklyn, Westchester county, New York Spring, Tuxedo Park, West 
Point, Morristown, Huntington, Islip, Babylon, Smithtown, Newark, 
and Monmouth county horse shows. 

Through the agency of the Southern California Riding and Driving 
Club, of which he is one of the founders and the present president. 
Mr. Hellman concentrates his energies annually in the Los Angeles 

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"Arab,' winner of the California State Stock Horse prize at 
tneiito, ou'iied by .Marco II. Hellman. Owner «/>. 

Horse Show at the arena on the grounds of the Hotel Ambassador, Los 
Angeles, which provides one of the season's most brilliant social and 
equine spectacles in the Southland. The beneficiary this season will 
be the Disabled American Veterans of the World War. 

Mr. Hellman has served in connection with many civic activities, 
and gives a large amount of his time to enterprises which aim primar- 
ily to provide public benefits. During 1920-21 Mr. Hellman acted as 
Chairman of the Southern California District Committee of the Euro- 
pean Relief Council which was headed by Herbert Hoover, and also 

"Content ,'' owned by If ilbert M orarayt . Miss Jean Michler "/>■ 

served as chairman of the Stanford Stadium Fund in Southern Cali- 
fornia. At the request of President Coolidge, he accepted the chair- 
manship of the Harding Memorial Fund for Southern California, and 
is directing the establishment of a national Harding memorial. 



//. L. Moulton, Miss Sue Moult on, and Hi 
Lee, members of the Southern California 
Riding and Driving Cluh. 

Midnight," owned by Marco H. Hell 
W. T. McDowell up. 

Chestnut," owned by I. Lyle Puckett. 
Owner up. 

Miss Hackley and Miss J'andever, young 
enthusiasts of the So. Calif. R. D. C. 

Mrs. John Frost and her thoroughbred 
hunter, "Delegation ," on the trails of 
the Flintridge Riding Club. 

C. IV. Hackley, the blind equestrian, who 
rides every day. 




A RETROSPECTIVE view of the exhibi- 
tions of etchings and engravings, shown 
during the past year in the Print Room of the 
Cannell & Chaffin Galleries, discloses a series of 
high points in the presentation of the best in 
graphic art, which will always mark the year 
1923 as a period of great significance in the 
art life of Southern California. 

Until last year Los Angeles had no center 
where the finest etchings, both ancient and 
modern, were continually available to the pub- 
lic and the collector. The opening of this little 
print room a year ago, set and maintained a 
new standard — something to measure up to — 
and many wise people, both layman and artist, 
have made the most of this new, cultural op- 

As a community we have our own artists 
producing their original work, but the culti- 
vated lover of the arts cannot rest content 
merely as a citizen of one community or even 
of one country. Other ages, other shores, 
have poured their streams into the great river 
of art. Through art the human spirit is made 
visible, and of this wide, ever-flowing river, 
the lover and student of art and life longs to 

In art, nothing but the best is good enough 
to form a standard, and during the year 1923 
this new print room again and again gave the 
best. The opening exhibition contained impor- 
tant etchings by Rembrandt, Whistler, Zorn, 
Meryon, Seymour Haden, Lepere, Legros, D. Y. 
Cameron, Millet and other etchers, prints of 
a character which had never before been 
housed permanently in any gallery in the 
city. Print dealers had come to some local 
gallery, hung their fine wares on the walls a 
few weeks, and just as interest began to grow, 
packed their boxes and departed for their 
native cities. Reputation had it that Los An- 
geles was not an "etching town." Since etch- 
ing is distinctly an art for the enjoyment of 

It is precisely this step which was made possi- 
ble in Los Angeles by the Cannell & Chaffin 
Print Room. A brief survey of the exhibi- 
tions held there during the past year includes 
the names of almost all the real masters of 
graphic art. 

The second exhibition of paramount im- 
portance — and it is only the high-water-marks 
! shall touch upon — was of those French art- 
ists who can be counted as belonging to the 
modern art movement. A lithograph by Dela- 
croix, a superb lithograph by Degas, etchings 
and lithograps by Corot; and that most pene- 
trating of living draughtsmen, Forain; Dau- 
mier, Gavarni, and the impressionists, Manet, 
Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Renoir, 
Mary Cassatt, — all represented by some of their 
finest graphic works. A dry-point by Rodin, 
lithographs by Fantin-Latour, Toulouse-Laut- 
rec, Eugene Carriere, Steinlen, and wood- 
blocks and etchings by Gauguin, Odillon Redon, 
Maurice Denis, Seguin, Mattisse, Derain and 
Albert Besnard. 

Here was the opportunity to know the great 
French moderns through their most intimate 
and autobiographical medium. Many of these 
men were represented by their very finest 
plates — a point most essential to a fair esti- 
mate of an artist's greatness. 

The next high-spot was the exhibition of en- 
gravings by the Italian and German Primi- 
tives. No exhibition of Renaissance art had 
ever been brought to the Pacific Coast, com- 
parable with this in size and scope. Engrav- 
ings by Mantegna and other artists of his 
school, twelve fine Durer's; Marcantonio Rai- 
mondi, the great interpreter of Raphael's 
paintings; Robetta, Da Brescia, Veneziano, 
Domenico Campagnola; Lucas of Leyden, and 
many another master of the burin were repre- 
sented in excellent old impressions. The vis- 
itor could see with his own eyes the expression 
of that impassioned vigor, that love of living 

Happy, owned by John Frost of Pasadena, 
member of the Unit r\d ye Riding Club, which 
opens its new clubhouse on February 16, 1924. 

in price. There are English and Scotch etch- 
ers workng today whose prints belong in the 
master class, and have consequently not become 
known to us for lack of a permanent print- 
room able to carry in its stock etchings by 
the very best, no less than the ordinarily good 
etchers. I refer to such important artists as 
Muirhead Bone, D. Y. Cameron, James McBey 
and Augustus John. 

If we are to set standards for ourselves as 
a community, we cannot afford to have any 
but the very best. In etching it is essential 
that the etcher choose only the greatest artists 
to study, and the layman can cultivate a more 
intelligent appreciation of the good work done 
by our own artists in this medium, if he is 
conversant with the very best that has been 
done. One will better understand and enjoy 
the Roths, the Kinneys, the Sopers, the Shorts, 
if one is familiar with the Rembrandts, the 
Zorns, the Hadens and the Camerons. That 
the purchaser of etchings may not be able to 
afford the latter is beside the point. Only 
through the study of the few very great etch- 
ers can he arrive at a taste, discriminating 
enough to choose between the dross and the 
gold — and among the hosts of secondary etch- 
ers, or etchers who have not yet arrived at full 
recognition, there is plenty of both gold and 

In this little print room we have striven to 
show those things which will cultivate a sound 
taste. I derive more pleasure from conversa- 
tion with an intelligent student than from 
sales to an unintelligent customer. Our policy 
i? first, educational, setting the highest stand- 
ard, and it is on this basis we are entering 
the year 1924 to continue the important series 
of exhibitions which was inaugurated during 
the past year. 


rather cultivated and intellectually inclined 
people, this was not the best kind of a repu- 

A sentiment for etching is one thing. An 
appreciation of the great value inherent in 
the very choicest prints is quite another. Print 
interest had been cultivated for four years by 
the Printmakers Society of California, under 
the indefatigable leadership of Howell C. 
Brown. In their international exhibitions 
they gathered together each year the work of 
contemporary etchers the world over. These 
exhibitions have proved immensely stimulat- 
ing to the local interest in etching. They give 
us an opportunity to see what is being done, 
both in our midst and abroad. Etchers the 
world over are members of this organization. 

The next step in etching-appreciation, how- 
ever, is only possible where superlatively fine 
■examples of the comparatively few great etch- 
ers and engravers, both ancient and modern, 
are readily accessible to the lover of prints. 

form, which characterized the great return to 
life known as the "Renaissance." Students 
from the schools took advantage of the great 
educational opportunity afforded by these two 
group exhibitions. Artists were able to ab- 
sorb at first hand the spirit of other days, 
other art urges. 

The remaining two exhibitions of universal 
significance were those of Zorn and Seymour 
Haden. Thirty superb Zorns were shown. Be- 
fore this year it was impossible to find more 
than two Zorns in any gallery of the city, ex- 
cept during one month of the year when some 
New York or San Francisco dealer might show 
his prints. The exhibit of Seymour Haden's 
etchings gave Los Angeles an opportunity to 
see a very large number of prints by the 
greatest figure among English etchers. 

It is impossible to overstate the cultural 
opportunity afforded by the presence in our 
midst of these works, by men whose paintings 
are inaccessible to us, and usually prohibitive 

Little Miss Austin, the small daughter of 
Aubrey Austin, member of Southern Califor- 
nia Riding and Driving Club. 



SUNDAY evening at the Vista del Arroyo is full of pleasant meetings 
with one's Pasadena friends. Many small families, tired of house- 
keeping under the intensely democratic conditions existing have taken 
a bungalow on this picturesque portion of the Arroyo and will live 
at the hotel regularly until our aristocratic cooks come to earth and 
establish up-to-date patisserie and rotisserie in our otherwise modern 

Meanwhile we board with hotel cooks and enjoy the hospitality and 
concerts of our excellent hotels. This month Henri van Praag's En- 
semble gives popular concerts in 
the stately drawing room built as 
an addition to the Vista by Gar- 
rett Van Pelt, Architect; and W. R. 
Scherig, one of the artists of the 
Ensemble puts down his instru- 
ment occassionally to sing with 
true Italian spirit an aria from 
Figaro or the Toreador from Car- 
men. Memories of opera seasons 
in their youthful days soften the 
faces of travellers and winter 
guests and when that luring invi- 
tation to the dance, Blue Danube 
Waltzes ends the program, dainty 
feet tap the floor, heads nod in uni- 
son and old eyes grow a bit dim 
with longing for the days of youth 
that come no more even in sunny 

THE lectures at California Insti- 
tute of Technology, arranged 
by the Current Events Club, are 
proving exceptionally interesting in 
a season full of good things. 

This magazine is endeavoring to 
secure for review, books by the 
prominent men and women who are 
on the Club's list and will present 
them as the occasion demands. 

The culmination of Dr. Mill i- 
kan's series of talks on Science and 
Religion was one of the most inter- 
esting of the series at the Insti- 
tute and his prompt defense of 
modern progress has silenced com- 
pletely the ignorant orators who 
were upsetting the faith of our up- 
to-date youth in the land. "This is 
an age of progress," emphasizes 
Dr. Millikan; and, as the Bishops of 
the Episcopal Church have also em- 
phasized in their Pastoral Letter 
printed in this issue, the God who 
has created the Universe can cer- 
tainly keep up with the progress 
of His people. 

Mr. Sharp in his lecture on Edu- 
cation in the Public schools swung 
so far to the side of Democracy and 
Americanization of the foreign ele- 
ment that he ignored the fact that 
private schools have a work to do 
too and that because of the very 
overwhelming flood of foreigners 
in our teaching force as well as in 
the crowded classes of our hide- 
bound public schools. 


MUSIC of the highest quality is ours in abundance this winter. 
Symphony concerts and popular concerts, artists' series and 
chamber music offer delightful programs at private homes and hotels, 
auditoriums and studios. Elena Gerhardt has, with her superb, rich 
voice overcome in the hour, our everlasting horror of the sound of the 
German language and with deep motherly croonings struck, in a lullaby, 
a note of human sympathy which knows no race nor time. Jascha 
Heiftz has played for us on his enchanted violin and carried us out of 
ourselves on the exquisite melody of master musicians. With what 

delicacy, what tenderness, what 
masterly mingling of the perfect 
technician with perfect musician he 
made his instrument bend to his 
will until it no longer sang but 
actually warbled and laughed in 
musical cadence through melody, or 
mere pyrotechnics, as no master 
violin ever did before! And yet 
through all his more than generous 
response to the wild clapping of 
his audience, Heifetz was more 
than quiet, almost sad. 

The coming to Los Angeles of 
Renee Chemet on Washington's 
Birthday, is of much significance. 
For Renee Chemet is the greatest 
French violinist, and there are 
many American critics who believe 
she has few superiors, of either 
sex. Nature has been kind to her. 
Not once in generations is genius 
coupled with great beauty, but in 
Chemet they are combined to an 
unusual degree, with the added 
charm of gracious womanhood. 

It is interesting to know that the 
wonderful Guadagnini violin which 
has been stilled since the death of 
Maud Powell three years ago, will 
be played by Chemet in Los An- 
geles. Maud Powell said before 
her death that this violin should 
go to the artist who was worthy 
of it, no matter how many years it 
was mute. And to Chemet has 
gone the honor. 


By Agnes Cornell 

One I knew: 
Altar of the sun, 
Where the coyote 

One I saw: 

Silhouetted against 
A pale, wan moon; 
A white plum tree 
At the door, 

And the brown wild mocking-bird 
The only thing that stirred. 

is a natural portrait 
painter. As a child he was 
able to delineate character 
in his sketches, and as he 
developed, masters who 
taught him the rudiments 
of drawing directed his 
work along that line. 

Added to this natural 
power to obtain a good 
likeness in one sitting is 
his power as a draughts- 
man and his fine sense of 
color and his delicacy of 
touch. No more thoroughly 
equipped and modern por- 
trait painter has been with 
us since Sargent. 

Especially successful are 
Sandona's portraits of 
men, and it is to be hoped 
that many of our leaders, 
now in their prime of vig- 
or will be persuaded to sit 
for the short time neces- 
sary for the production of 


a portrait by Sandona. 

Cannell and Chaffin, 720 
West Seventh street, Los 
Angeles, have hung a 
group of Mr. Sandona's 
paintings of which por- 
traits in crayon and in oil 
form a prominent part, 
and it is hoped that while 
this fine painter is in Pas- 
adena the University Club 
of that city will make it 
possible for Pasadenans to 
see examples of his excel- 
lent art, for many days. 

The painting called 
"The Spirit of Twilight" 
is a fine imaginative work 
executed in Sandona's ex- 
cellent modelling and 
sympathetic technique. The 
music of a whole sym- 
phony is in its rippling 
movement, and the outgo- 
ing tide surges through 
the picture as daylight 
fades and calm night 


Politics and The Job 

THERE is something in the splendid isolation of the far 
west which gives to its citizens a view of the country 
as a whole. Perhaps it is the height of the Rocky Moun- 
tains which in imagination we must mount in order to look 
over to Washington. Perhaps it is the great stretch of 
desert and prairies which has given to the mind of the 
westerner that singleness of vision attained by the eyes of 
the Indian scout. 

Men of the West Coast ai*e saying simple, apparent things 
about Congress and the administration which show that 
they can distinguish, from this distance, the difference be- 
tween the smoke screen of political propaganda and the 
steady fires of the job of running the government of this 
great business world. 

Respect is shown for those 
fires, other than that of a 
burnt child. Steadily, while 
the heathen have raged and 
the orators of our own coun- 
try have broadcasted storms 
of erratic ether, the adminis- 
tration has gone quietly on 
its way solving the problems 
which underlie an economic 

Whenever it has become 
necessary for the adminis- 
tration to use the radio, the 
Executive has raised his 
hand to still the troubled air 
and sent out a simple mes- 
sage as, "The League is a 
closed issue," which took war 
out of politics, hot air out of 
peace propaganda, and the 
club out of the hands of our 
favorite son. 

That the American people 
must study great national 
and international questions 
of the day is apparent, and 
we have a great mass of 
ignorant citizenry lately 
come from Europe and with- 
out the tradition of the town 
meeting as a preparation be- 
hind them. These are being 
made to think in terms of 
American citizenship, no 
doubt, by the effort just put 
forth by one who, coming so 
recently to our shores him- 
self, understands them as 
does the editor of The La- 
dies' Home Journal. In Washington, the servants of the 
American people are representative of that people's intelli- 
gence. And while we have selected, for this business 
emergency, individuals who are unusually fitted for the 
executive job, as we catch, from the Rocky Mountain 
bleachers, glimpses of the game at Washington and see the 
ball snapped to a capable cabinet officer, the interference of 
the rest of the team closes in and obscures the view and ap- 
pears, from this distance, to be tripping up our own efficient 
runner, rather than our foreign enemies. Players whose 
business it is to clear the way for the man with the ball 
seldom get the applause he gets until after the game is won ; 
then it is seen that the team is the thing. 

What the United States needs just now in the government 
at Washington is a team that understands European tactics. 

Turning around from playing practice games with each 
other, representatives in House and Senate may look to 
their constituency, sit humbly at the feet of the foreign 


vote behind them and learn how to deal with Europe out of 
the varied European minds and hearts of our new colonials 
in the various European sections of the United States. 

Henry M. Robinson 

JOHN E. BARBER, Vice-President of The First National 
Bank of Los Angeles and of the First Securities Com- 
pany, has accompanied Henry M. Robinson to Paris as his 
confidential assistant, one of the positions provided by the 
Reparations Commission for each of the members of the 
committees of experts studying the German reparations 

Mr. Barber, in 1917, joined the U. S. Shipping Board at 
Washington, and in 1918 was special commissioner of the 

Shipping Board in Paris. He 
was vice-president of the 
Shipping Board Emergency 
Fleet Corporation at New 
York in 1918 and 1919. 

Mr. Robinson is the only 
Amereian member of Com- 
mittee No. Two appointed by 
the Reparations Commission 
whose duty it will be to esti- 
mate the amount of German 
capital exported and arrange 
for bringing it back to Ger- 
many. This Committee met 
in Paris at the Hotel Astoria 
on Jan. 21. The American 
members of Committee No. 
One, which will develop 
means of balancing Ger- 
many's budget and provide 
measures to establish Ger- 
many's currency, and which 
was to meet at the same 
place in January, are General 
Charles G. Dawes of the 
Central Trust Company of 
Illinois, Chicago, and Owen 
I). Young of the General El- 
ectric Company and the Ra- 
dio Corporation of America, 
New York. 

Serving his country in war 
time or in the difficult times 
succeeding war, Henry M. 
Robinson has also found 
time to serve the Pacific 
Southwest in its develop- 
ment and to encourage the 
vital, cultural movements in 
the city where he resides. 


Centralizing a City 

THE men who made the Biltmore Hotel a substantial fact 
in the very center of the city of Los Angeles have made 
the first move toward the crystalization of Los Angeles into 
a modern city. And while we may, in the future, regret the 
passing of the big, overgrown western country town; still 
the truth confronts us that there are limits to the size a 
country town can attain and still keep from falling to pieces 
by its own, awkward weight. 

When Iowa and the rest of the Middle West decided to 
come to live in California, they built, on the site of the old 
pueblo of Notre Dame de Los Angeles a pleasant little city 
centered about the present city hall and the hub-like spot 
where Spring street and Main, Alameda and the convenient 
river bed for railways are seen to converge. From this old 
plaza of the Spanish occupation, this center of the early 
town, business has stepped in long strides — following the 
realty men who made the city what it is — a conglomerate of 



neighborhood centers, a vast incoherent mass of subdivi- 
sions still called "Los Angeelees" by New England tourists, 
reminiscent of the time when horses were hitched to plows. 

Now we have the Biltmore set down in the center of the 
present city on Pershing Square, a fine block of trees and 
lawn and fountain saved to the city by our far-seeing city 
planners, Mr. Wilbur Cook and Mr. George D. Hall, whose 
quick action at a psychological moment prevented the mis- 
take of crowding civic buildings into this breathing space. 

It will be a long, slow process, this crystalization of slight- 
ly hardened conglomerate into a beautiful, reasonable city 
so organized and arranged that its people can look through 
it, walk through it, drive through it, and use it to live in, 
with pleasure and profit and a sense of knowing how life 
should be carried on. 

The Biltmore is an absolutely ideal, finished, modern, fam- 
ily and commercial hotel. It does not need to try to do 
more than be this. If to its beautiful stately lobby, its 
galleria real, its spacious halls, and comfortable rooms, there 
come the people who know how to live in a modern up-to- 
date hotel, the work of crystalizing Los Angeles will go on 
because the Biltmore is there and holds to its high stand- 
ards. In other words, there must be some one spot on which 
to rest one's confused thought when contemplating the 
needs of the city, and this first move has been made, the 
first center of the city established by the building of this 
hotel. In its quiet, comfortable, but dignified public recep- 
tion rooms one may sit in ideal surroundings and idealize 
the rest of this gigantic town without falling below the 
standard set by the best modern thought, or going off on 
selfish tangents that lead so many dreamers far astray. 

From this vantage point we see assert itself the amazing 
fact that experts in finance, transportation, city planning, 
architecture and the allied arts, are beginning to assert 
themselves and to be consulted by the city and county over- 
burdened by oncoming population it has absorbed but super- 
ficially, in tourist caravansaries and growing auto camps. 

For the Biltmore is a hotel built by Los Angeles people 
for themselves ; and with its uncluttered magnificence to 
rest on they can calmly set their house in order from civic 
center to shopping section from railway station to the fac- 
tories and finished homes. 

From The House of Bishops 

THE following letter is published here that many who 
are looking to the Church for leadership may know 
just where it stands. 

New York, November 25, 1923. 
I hereby certify that the following Pastoral Letter has been set forth 
by the unanimous action of the House of Bishops and in accordance 
with Canon 21. § //. [v.] of the Digest of Canons. 

Secretary of the House of Bishops. 

Brethren of the Clergy and Laity: 

Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and 
the Lord Jesus Christ. 

We are aware of the widespread distress and disturbance 
of mind among many earnest church people, both clerical 
and lay, caused by several recent utterances concerning the 
Creeds. Moreover, as the Chief Pastors of the Church 
solemnly pledged to uphold its Faith, we have been formally 
appealed to by eminent laymen for advice and guidance with 
regard to the questions thus raised. 

We, your Bishops, put forth these words of explanation 
and, we trust, of re-assurance. 

1. A distinction is to be recognized (as in the Catechism) 
between the profession of our belief in, i. e., of entire sur- 
render to, the Triune God, and the declaration that we be- 
lieve certain facts about the operations of the Father, of 
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, our Creator, redeemer and 
sanctifier. The former is far more important as expressing 
our relation and attitude towards the Personal God. But 
the affirmation of the facts, declared by Holy Scripture and 
a part of the belief of the Christian Church from the be- 

ginning, is of vital importance to faith and life. The Chris- 
tian faith may be distinguished from the forms in which 
it is expressed as something deeper and higher, and more 
personal, but not by contradicting the terms in which it 
has always been expressed. 

2. The Creeds give and require no theories or explana- 
tions of the facts which they reheai'se. No explanation is 
given of the Trinity, how God is at the same time absolute- 
ly One in His Spiritual Being, and yet exists in a three-fold 
manner ; nor concerning the Incarnation, of the manner in 
which the Divine and Human natures are linked together in 
the One Person of our Lord Jesus Christ ; nor of the nature 
of the resurrection body, Christ's or ours. 

3. The shorter Apostles' Creed is to be interpreted in 
the light of the fuller Nicine Creed. The more elaborate 
statements of the latter safeguard the sense in which the 
simpler language of the former is to be understood, for in- 
stance with reference to the term, "The Son of God." 

4. Some test of earnest and sincere purpose of disciple- 
ship, for belief and for life, is reasonably required for ad- 
mission to the Christian Society. Accordingly profession of 
the Apostles' Creed, as a summary of Christian belief, 
stands and has stood from early days, along with Renuncia- 
tion of evil and the promise of Obedience to God's Com- 
mandments, as a condition of Baptism. 

5. A clergyman, whether Deacon, Priest or Bishop, is 
required as a condition of receiving his ministerial com- 
mission, to promise conformity to the doctrine, discipline 
and worship of this Church. Among the offences for which 
he is liable to be presented for trial is the holding and teach- 
ing publicly or privately, and advisedly, doctrine contrary to 
that of this Church. Individual aberrations, in teaching or 
practice, are regrettable and censurable ; but they ought not 
to be taken as superseding the deliberate and written stand- 
ards of the Church. It is irreconcilable with the vows vol- 
untarily made at ordination for a minister of this Church 
to deny, or to suggest doubt as to the facts and truths de- 
clared in the Apostles' Creed. 

6. To deny, or to treat as immaterial belief in the Creed 
in which at every regular Service of the Church both Minis- 
ter and people profess to believe, is to trifle with words and 
cannot but expose us to the suspicion and the danger of dis- 
honesty and unreality. Honesty in the use of language — to 
say what we mean and to mean what we say — is not least 
important with regard to religious language (and especially 
in our approach to Almighty God), however imperfect to 
express divine realities we may recognize human words to 
be. To explain away the statement, "Conceived by the Holy 
Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary", as if it referred to a 
birth in the ordinary way, of two human parents, under per- 
haps exceptionally holy conditions, is plainly an abuse of 
language. An ordinary birth could not have been so de- 
scribed, nor can the words of the Creed fairly be so under- 

7. Objections to the doctrine of the Virgin Birth, or to 
the bodily Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, are not 
only contrary to the Christian tradition, but have been 
abundantly dealt with by the best scholarship of the day. 

8. It is not the fact of the Virgin Birth that makes us 
believe in our Lord as God ; but our belief in Him as God 
makes reasonable and natural our acceptance of the fact of 
the Virgin Birth as declared in the Scriptures and as con- 
fessed in the Creed from the earliest times. 

9. The Creed witnesses to the deliberate and determined 
purpose of the Church not to explain but to proclaim the 
fact that the Jesus of history is none other than God and 
Saviour, on Whom and on faith in Whom depends the whole 
world's hope of redemption and salvation. 

10. So far from imposing fetters on our thought, the 
Creeds, with their simple statement of great truths and 
facts without elaborate philosophical disquisitions, give us 
a point of departure for free thought and speculation on the 
meaning and consequences of the facts revealed by God. 
The Truth is never a barrier to thought. In belief, as in 
life, it is the Truth that makes us free. 




Mrs. Frank A. 
Gibson, Vice- 
President of 
Department of 
A merica n 
of General 
Federation of 
Women's Clubs. 

of the Publicity 
Committee for 
the Biennial 
Convention in Los 
Angeles in June. 

Mrs. Gibson is 
also active in 
the plans 
of the Woman's 
Athletic Club 


Leighton's talent for portraiture and her wide sympathy. A charm- 
ing portrait of her son and a half-done canvas depicting Mr. Leighton 
making a fly — are examples of her versatility and indefatigable study 
and work. 

That she has studied hard and has neglected no opportunity to 
grasp her technique is evident as one thus becomes acquainted with 
her work in studio and sketching ground; yet the research side of 
painting does not intrude upon the pleasure of either artist or the 
observer before her canvases. "Lowlands," the painting hung this 
month in the Assembly Tea Room, is attracting delighted comments 
from the hundreds of people who there see it every day. Its low blue 
line of distance, the charming pattern of its trees against the sky, 
the play of dainty color on figures, pool and meadow, make it one 
of the successful landscapes now on view in Los Angeles and it adds 
much to the pleasure of those who are making portfolios to see one 
of these engravings in its original color scheme. 

During the months in which the Clubs are studying the Western 
painter's work other pictures will be placed on view in this Tea Room. 


.1/ iniaturc, 
by Laura D. 
AMitchell, of 
Mrs. W. H. 
moving spirit of 
the Ruskin Club, 
Los Angeles, 
who persuaded 
the county super- 
visors to add an 
art gallery to the 
proposed History 
of Science 
Mttseum in 
Exposition Park. 

AMONG the handsome cultural centers now evolving from the 
woman's club idea, none in the southland seems more completely 
equipped for that new work than the Tuesday Morning Club of 
Glendale. Carefully thought out by the committees appointed to 
design and express in building materials, this dream of the women 
of Glendale is a beautiful club house, now become the center of a 
vital and far-reaching force in the community. 

On one side is the auditorium in which the club entertainments 
are given and other programs for which the hall is rented. This 
makes the club house an income producer, but more important still, 

it gives the leading women of the community a chance to control 
the sort of entertainment their young people shall grow up with and 
sets a high standard of amusement which others are compelled to 

The regular business of this Club, and it has many absorbing in- 
terests, is handled in a business office at the members' entrance. 
From the hall various rooms communicate in convenient manner with 
the central sun room, the committee rooms and the reception room 
and banquet hall. In the latter paintings bought by the club are 
hung and exhibitions by artists held. 





IN filming "Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" 
it was necessary to use a forest, which in- 
cluded vistas of sheer beauty and yet remained 
distinctly "wild". So far as known there were 
no landscape men architecting at that period of 
history, nor were the subdivisions hounds tear- 
ing the trees from the earth and leveling the 
hills, as is the case in California today. There 
are, of course, in remote sections forests still 
to be found, and with the help of the "Save 
the Redwoods League" it may be possible to 
always find a forest in this State, but in this 
particular instance concerning "Dorothy", the 
Location Manager of the Mary Pickford Studio 
called on the Location Bureau of the Assist- 
ance League to authorize him to use the Busch 
Gardens in Pasadena. 

TTiese gardens are listed with the Location 
Bureau only for this purpose and cannot be 
used in connection with the screen except un- 
der the control of this Bureau. The revenue 
accruing from this use, as is the case in all 
locations provided by the Bureau, goes direct- 
ly to charitable purposes, only in this instance 
the American Legion of Pasadena is named as 
the beneficiary by the owners of the gardens. 
The Location Managers of the studios in 
Hollywood are in constant touch with this Lo- 
cation Bureau as its value has been proved in 
supplying them with locations otherwise un- 
obtainable, and only listed with the Bureau 
under the arrangement that all revenue thus 
obtained be expended by the Assistance League 
through its various channels for dispensing 

The Bureau was the original and primary 
idea of the League which now houses in the 
Community House, 5604 DeLongpre Avenue, 
Hollywood, the Thrift Shop, the Exchange, 
and the Tea Room, all conducted that some 
lives may have added comforts and include a 
little happiness. The "Tiny Tim Committee" 
is also a branch of this work. 

The Thrift Shop forms another link between 
the studios and the League as through this 
shop many "extras" have been provided with 
costumes, which enabled them to secure a 

much coveted bit in some well known picture. 
The "period" things are not so much in demand 
but the lack of a gay little sport suit, a riding 
outfit, or a dancing frock, may result in the 
loss of an engagement. The goods of the 
Thrift Shop, comprising practically everything 
worn by men, women and children, are donated 
and are sold at very reasonable rates, thus 
proving beneficial in two ways, the buyer nat- 
urally benefits in securing a garment at a 

greatly reduced rate, and the sum he thus ex- 
pends goes into the general fund to assist 
those who have no means at all and who, with- 
out some friendly guidance might never find a 
means of recovering a place in the scheme of 

The Shop is always in need of contributions, 
as there are constant demands on the stores, 
and all wearing apparel is most acceptable, at 
present the great need is for men's garments. 


THE members of the Artists' Guild of Los 
Angeles who have been entertained in the 
Aztec Studio of the home of Claude G. Put- 
nam, "Whispering Pines," Glendale, were de- 
lighted when it was announced that the sixth 
annual ball masque of the Guild would be held 
in this environment. 

These balls are always different, they are 
not only planned as evenings of pleasure but 
the decorations are usually done by the artists 
themselves, men who would scarcely deign to 
make posters in their business execute them 
with good grace for these affairs. Everybody 
becomes a costume designer, and it is vitally 

necessary that designs occur to everybody as 
it is a Bal Masque and no one is excused from 
appearing in a new and original costume. 

Few of the guests could complain after this 
that their work suffered from the lack of in- 
fluence of a living model: Claude Putnam, 
with his usual desire to keep everv func- 
tion in perfect harmony, to do honor to his 
Aztec basement, donned the habiliments of an 
early Aztec Chief, and as said "donning con- 
sisted mainly of a loin cloth, and a few beads, 
he furnished every opportunity to the student 
of the primitive man. 

An artists' ball could not hold to mere 

dancing through an entire evening but is as 
full of surprises, as an artist is of tempera- 
ment, and in this case the Silhouette Comique 
by Augusto Bissiri was a divertisement origi- 
nal and daring. Flavio Pallisair, in a new 
dance creation, offered another variation. 

The original cave man, his wife, and pet 
dinosaur, in prehistoric costumes of skins — 
home-grown and borrowed — were true to early 
life, the maid arriving on the end of a rope 
while the pet gambolled ahead unleashed. 

The sacrificial fires were lighted early and 
the barbecue at midnight recalled all the tradi- 
tions of student days. 







Jess Stanton, President 
Sumner Spaulding, Vice-President 
J. C. Simms, Secretary 
Paul Penland, Treasurer 




SUMNER SPAULDING'S January meeting 
at the Palos Verdes Club House was at- 
tended by nearly eighty club members, who 
made the thirty mile journey in everything 
from Fords to Pierce Arrows. Entertained by 
a bella senorita with a retinue of guitar and 
mandolin tinklers, the evening sparkled away 
in quite a joyous fashion. 

Incidentally as it were, Messrs. Olmstead, 
Cory, Cheney and Sumner "arted for Arts 
sake" and everybody of course learned some- 
thing, and became imbued with the Palos 
Verdes thrill. Club members whether or not 
directly concerned in this unprecedented com- 
munity building adventure, cannot but feel 
a part of it, and a pride in its every success. 

As for the club house itself, we certainly con- 
gratulate Walter Davis — or Mr. Lewis and his 
organization in having selected Walter to do 
it. Most of us were so fascinated by the star- 
lighted sky and the scintillating world we 
looked down on below us, and the ship lights 
far off at sea, and the cigarettes the senorita 
lighted for us that we ourselves became lighted 
as well as enlightened, and — well, just the feel- 
ing of being so far away from blessed work 
and in such a real old California atmosphere, 
in a charming building — in short, what we 
started to say was that we had a darn fine 


THE small house committee reports a sale 
of fourteen plans since the last bulletin 
went to press. Articles on the plan service of 
the club and the small house problem in gen- 
eral are being written by committee members 
and supplied regularly ti> several local maga- 
zines and newspapers. Requests to reprint 
these have come to us from several Southern 
California and Eastern papers. 

Talks on the plan service were given before 
the City Club and the Mercator Club, and 
several others have been promised by com- 
mittee members. Eighteen different sets of 
plans are now available at the Service Bureau, 
and a personal appeal is being made by com- 
mittee members to local architects to furnish 
additional plans. The plan service will soon 
grow into a big thing. If it had a working 
capital to do business on, it would grow much 
moer rapidly and hence more thoroughly serve 
the community from the start. But growing 
slowly is sometimes the best way. 


WALTER DAVIS writes from Rome, stat- 
ing that the last time he counted his 
children — which was two weeks before in Flor- 
ence, all of them were still with him. He 
prays for club news, but doesn't say just 
which particular village in Europe, Asia or 
Africa, to say nothing of a street address, he 
would like it sent to. We are inclined to think 
that the following address, however, might 
reach him, and urge all loyal club members 
to write to him, as we think he's getting 
lonesome trying to sketch. "American Archi- 
tect, sketching and wearing a red tie and a 
large family. Outside of the United States." 

Lee Rombotis writes from Tunis, which isn't 
very far from the stepping off place, and we 
hope and pray the he won't slip. Perhaps he's 
still looking for the Paris prize, even though 
we thought he had it. Lee says, as he has in 
his last four postcards, "Dear Cliff : I'm 
working so hard that I just can't find time to 
write a letter." We feel so sorry for the poor 
suffering boy. Walter said that Lee generous- 
ly enabled both of them, Walter and Lee, to 
carry on an exhaustive research along pure ar- 
tistic lines into the subtleties of moulded sur- 
faces and curved profiles, and that they are 
writing a joint thesis on the subject to be 
printed and distributed gratis to club members. 

Bill Meztger returns from New York thor- 
oughly wifed and won away from the slavery 


of draftsmanshipping. He's selling bonds for 
J. P. Morgan or some other small practitioner, 
and will call on all club members who have 
more than two hundred dollars in the bank, 
with advice regarding a safer security. We've 
told him the three members that we think can 


TH E office force of Wm. Lee Woollett will 
have charge of the February meeting. 
This will be the first of a series of meetings 
sponsored by various offices, and promises tr> 
be a thriller. Mr. Woollett will speak, and 
Gano Crittenden will do something, no one has 
told us what, but we think a highland fling in 
kilties. At any rate, we are sure there was 
some Scotch in it some place. 


THK office-treasurer scheme is now going in- 
to effect. We're slowly getting straight- 
ened out financially. We have paid for all of 
our furniture and equipment, which was no 
small sum, and are practically caught up in all 
our other accounts. Our budget shows that 
with two hundred members paying their dues 
regularly, the club can finance itself easily 
and have a tidy surplus. It's the duty of every 
member not simply to pay his dues, but to 
keep the other fellows sufficiently interested to 
pay their dues, attend meetings and take an 
active part in club work. Each office should 
pride itself in not simply a high percentage of 
club memberships in its organization, but in 
keeping the dues of its members paid. 


The architect whose office is himself, should 
seriously undertake the organization of his 
time and his energy. Steady development of 
orderly arrangement will give a certain path 
to efficient service. The architect who has 
large and important work has but grown up 
from the small beginning, and if during the 
lean years he has develope-i an orderly pro- 
cedure of doing business based upon the well 
thought-out organization scheme, he can as- 
sume the management of the larger organiza- 
tion with full confidence of success. In the 
future, just as now, variations in fees received 
by the architect for services rendered by him 
will always obtain and more and more it will 
become a custom that the amount of remun- 
eration received will be governed entirely by 
the quality of the service he renders and care- 
ful management will be increasingly necessary. 
The architect need not worry about the size 
of the fee; society always will pay adequately 
for services rendered to it if those services 
be what it desires. 

An architect with an exhausted bank ac- 
count needs organization and management 
more than the one who, with ample capital, 
can absorb the unnecessary costs of his prac- 
tice. The architect who has built up a busi- 
ness large in volume, has done so often with- 
out a definite program of organization. He 
has created his business — he has nourished 
it and built it up and is very apt to feel that 
the service he has given is the best that can 
possibly be given. Often it is, under his meth- 
ods of operation; but is it when compared with 
the quality of service given by the other more 

Donald Wilkinson 
Walter S. Davis 
Clifford A. Truesdell, Jr. 

exact technical professions? The successful 
architect who feels that the service he is giv- 
ing cannot be improved upon, (but which 
does not always survive a comparison with 
those other services) and that one who per- 
chance does vaguely feel that the service he is 
giving is lacking in the exactness or accuracy 
or fullness of some of its parts, but never- 
theless decides that the rendering of the more 
efficient, accurate and complete service would 
be but an added expense to him and would cut 
into his profits, is doing more harm to the pub- 
lic appreciation of the profession than is the 
humble practitioner who may not be so fully 
qualified in all the fundamental essentials of 
an architect. Every man believes somehow 
that his own individual business is different 
from all others, and even from those in his 
own line. It is so only in details; the prin- 
ciples of organization applicable to large busi- 
ness organizations apply equally to the small- 
est. Therefore again, an architect should or- 
ganize his practice and his office procedure 
and, while in many instances such an organi- 
zation exists only in his own mind and may 
never be placed upon paper, if he does study 
out and apply the principles of organization 
and systematize his practice and procedure 
and will tsrictly manage his work in ac- 
cordance with these principles and his sys- 
tem, he will find that organization and man- 
agement will turn many a losing job into 
an earning one for him. 

What is the architect's organization? It 
involves two very distinct functions or 

First — organization of his own business so 
that his living may be assured and 

Second — organization of his client's build- 
ing operations so that planning and designing 
without extravagance, and economy and dili- 
gence of construction will be assured him. 

The measure of the success attained in each 
of these two distinct branches of the archi- 
tect's practice depends entirely upon the archi- 
tect's ability to manage them as an executive. 
Outstanding, it must be evident that if the ar- 
chitect cannot successfully maintain the first 
of these functions he cannot be worthy or cap- 
able of managing the second. 

These two functions of the architect's prac- 
tice have clear distinct divisions of work and 
responsibility, each of which may be assumed 
to be departments. These departments are: 

First: The securing of the job — wherein 
the architect sells his artistic, technical and 
business ability. 

Second: The planning of the job — wherein 
the architect first conceives the design and then 
sells it. Once this is sold, the architect has 
nothing else to sell: his functions as seller 
cease, his function as buyer begin. 

Third: The labor of the iob — the making of 
the working drawings and the specifications 
and the coordinating into them of the various 
arts and sciences whereby the architect be- 
comes the purchasing agent of the owner and 
a buyer of many products and of a vast amount 
of labor. 

Fourth: The contracts of the job — the 
awarding of contracts and the preparation and 
recording of the documents thereof; whereby 
the architect himself complies with and in turn 
requires compliance with, all laws and regula- 
tions pertaining to buildings and their con- 
struction and to the occupancy and mainten- 
ance of property from all others concerned in 
the building operations. 

Fifth: The supervision of the job — the con- 
stant watching of the construction processes, 
materials and workmanship until the comple- 
tion of the construction; whereby the archi- 
tect insures for the owner that all those ma- 
terials and all that labor and workmanship 
which have been purchased by him through 

the agency for the architect, are being ren- 
dered satisfactorily to him. 

Sixth: The administration of a job — the 

keeping of records and books, issuing of or- 
ders, notices and certificates, the general cor- 
respondence of the office: whereby the archi- 
tect maintains an exact accounting both of his 
own and his client's obligations, each day ac- 
curately completing the records so as to leave 
nothing to chance and future negotiations. 

Each of these six chief departments of the 
architect's business organization has many dis- 
tinct branches of work, in each of which the 
accuracy and soundness of the architect's judg- 
ment and the exactness of his management, 
exercises dominating influences upon his earn- 
ings and the capacity of his organization to 
render service. Let us examine some of these 
further functions or subdivisions of the work 
of the various departments. 

(To Be Continued) 


Courtesy of The Los Angeles Pressed Brick 
Co7npany, Howard Frost, President 

THE necessity of building our homes of fire 
resisting materials can be more vividly 
brouhgt out by going back over the statistics 
on fire losses for the last half century. The 
average annual loss by fire for the last forty- 
eight years is one hundred and seventy-one mil- 
lion dollars. This in itself is enormous, but 
more appalling is the fact that the annual loss 
is steadily increasing, the loss for 1922 being 
one hundred and ninety-six million dollars 
above the average. In 1918 the loss by fire 
was equal to the value of all homes built dur- 
ing that year. There is no doubt but that a 
large proportion of this enormous waste could 
have been eliminated had the owners, whose 
buildings were laid low by the ravages of fire, 
stopped to consider the all around value of 
fire-proof, permanent building material. 

To own a home has always been the ambition 
of everybody, but to own a home that is free 
from the ravages of fire, free from the expense 
of upkeep and having the minimum of depre- 
ciation, is the ambition of today. 

People long to build, but concrete examples 
of their neighbor's experience have caused 
them to ponder and wait. They have seen 
homes go up in flames and smoke; they have 
seen owners tottering under the expense of 
keeping their homes in repair; and they dream 
of a home, beautiful, economical, yet perman- 
ent. As if in answer to their dreams, fully 
capable to realize them all, comes hollow tile. 

A home of this incombustible product of 
burned clay, will stand forever, its owner 
happy and contented, his family safe and 
sound, housed in a permanent home, dry, sani- 
tary and healthful, enjoying the maximum of 
home comfort at the minimum of expense. 

Its fire proofing qualities are unquestionable, 
as its origin lies in the performance of this 
one duty. When it became known that steel 
beams could not withstand the heat generated 
at an ordinary fire, hollow tile was called upon 
to act in this capacity. That it stood the test 
was shown in hundreds of large conflagrations, 
where the floors and walls were totally demol- 
ished, but the tile protected steel was un- 
touched. Its fire resisting property paved the 
way to a larger usage. Here was a material 
that effectively protected steel beams; why 
could it not be used to protect the entire build- 
ing? And so the hollow building tile, based on 

When you are tired of shopping or doing 
business in the city seek 

The Assembly 
Tea Room 

You will find your friends there. An 
hour at luncheon will refresh you 

Near the Shopping District 
One block from Robinson's 

Luncheon, Tea and Dinner 

Special Sunday Dinner 5 to 8 

644 South Flower Street Los Angeles 
Phone 827-177 


an unquestionable reputation, began to be util- 
ized in the construction of partitions, floors, 
walls and found?tions. Today it is universally 
used in the construction of homes, schools, fac- 
tories, warehouses, hospitals, office, club build- 
ings, in which it successfully fulfills every re- 
quirement of a permanent material at mini- 
mum cost and depreciation. 

You may ask why it is that hollow tile can 
withstand a higher temperature than any other- 
building maerial. It is simply the quality of 
clay, burned in the making at a temperature 
exceeding any it is ever subjected to in an 
ordinary fire. The use of burned clay is not 
new as it was used in ancient times by various 
tribes who made crude bricks from clay and 
burned them in the sun, but it remained for 
modern times to perfect a way of burning the 

clay at so high a temperature that the action 
of an ordinary fire could not affect it. At the 
temperature developed in a burning building, 
steel will twist and bend, surface clay bricks 
will crumble, glass will melt and concrete dis- 
integrate, but hollow tile, having gone through 
a higher temperature in the making, can easily 
withstand the heat. 

Insurance statistics show that the origin of 
over seventy-five per cent of residential fires 
start in the basement. Where the first floor is 
constructed of combustible material it is diffi- 
cult to confine the fire, which soon eats its way 
into the room above causing a material damage. 
By using hollow tile in the floor construction, 
the basement fire is easily confined to its point 
of origin and the minimum of loss is sustained. 


The fire proofing quality is not the only out- 
standing feature of hollow building tile. The 
voids in the tile when constructed into a 
wall, floor or partition, enable several layers of 
dead air to separate the interior of the wail 
fro mthe outside. It is known fact that dead 
air is the best insulator to the transmission 
of heat and cold, so that the wall of hollow 
tile will keep the home cooler in summer and 
warmer in winter and dry at ali times. Tests 
have determined that a hollow tile home main- 
tained an interior temperature average 12 de- 
gress below the outside readings during the 
two hottest months of the year, while the win- 
ter following showed a 10 per cent saving in 

Hollow tile walls can be stuccoed or veneered 
with brick. Stucco applied to hollow tile will 

not pull, chip or crack, as the small absorption 
of the tile draws in the cement mixture and 
aided by the deep scoring, results in a perfect 

The future home owner would do well to con- 
sider his part in reducing the terrible annual 
fire losses of this country and give serious 
thought to permanent construction. In this 
field, hollow tile is paramount, and the home 
built of this material, at a cost of but 5 per 
cent above frame construction, will stand for- 
ever, free from the expense of painting and 
repoiring, cooler in summer and warmer in 
winter, dry and sanitary, vermin proof and 
fire proof, a permanent statue depicting and 
symbolizing the most economical form of per- 
manent construction. 





PROMINENT among the efforts of the best 
architects to put good house plans into 
the hands of people of moderate means, is 
the Santa Barbara book just issued. It stands 
in the class of small house books gotten out 
by the Architectural Public Service Depart- 
ment of the A. I. A.; and yet it seems to have 
a more intimate relation to the one who is to 
use it. 

Contrasted with the bungalow books which 
flood the market it fills a great and long-felt 
want. The genius of our best experts is be- 
hind it, the skill of finished and clever 
draughtsmen is set forth, and the advice of 
those who know how is put into it for the lay- 
man who knows enough to employ an expert 
but cannot waste a cent on ignorance. 

Dedicated to Mr. Bernard Hoffman, presi- 
dent of the Community Arts Association which 
has done so much to rescue the passing beauty 
of Santa Barbara, the book is made to exert 
a lasting influence in the prolific field of house 

Young architects of our southland have con- 
tributed to this second California small house 
book and it is well to note that they are be- 
coming more and more skilled and that the 
Los Angeles Architectural Club has enough 
plans now ready for another book to contain 
what they consider their best efforts yet put 
into usable form. M. U. S. 

An Ideal School for Young Women 

Cumnock ikfjool 

Vocal Interpretation of Literature 
Literary Appreciation Story Telling 
Public Speaking Journalism 
Dramatics Short-Story 
Voice and Diction Dancing 
French Psychology 

Art and Art Appreciation 
An accredited High School and Junior School 
under same management 
HELEN A. BROOKS, Director 
5353 West Third Street Los Angeles 

Telephone 473-253 

Dry Goods 

Women's & Children's 
Wearing Apparel 

Colorado Street at Marengo 

Working from the plans of recognized 
architects only 


Building Construction 
647 East Colorado Street Pasadena 
Fair Oaks 534 

THESE two pictures show what difference 
can be made in the same hallway when 
people find a house that suits them in all but 
the important details of interior decoration 
and furniture. The upper picture shows what 
was done under the direction of Mrs. Katherine 
Van Dyke's discriminating taste to a stair- 
way unsatisfactory to the renters because of 
plainness — which is not always a synonym of 

Euclid Hat Shoppc 

Exclusive Line of 

Dobbs Sport Hats 
Dress Hats 

Hats For Every Occasion 

472 East Colorado Street 
Fair Oaks 3939 


THIS planting list and calendar, issued by 
the Pasadena Horticultural Society, is 
for the aid of the amateur and professional 
gardeners who wish to enter into the spirit 
of the 1924 Year of Pasadena. The color motif 
chosen is blue and gold and it is hoped that 
this scheme will be carried out in the many 
gardens of our city during the Jubilee Year. 
Prizes will be awarded to the best gardens 
following the above color scheme through the 
year, and anyone wishing to enter the con- 
test is requested to apply to the Secretary of 
the Society, Roy S. Walker, who will give any 
desired information regarding this contest. 
His address is 127 S. Marengo Avenue. Phone 
F. O. 4027. 

Plant Flowering 
Name Color When Period 

Acapanthus umhcllatus (Lily of the 

Nile) blue any time May-June 

Agathca coelestis (Blue Marguerite) blue any time 

Keb.-Oct. Spriim lo Fall 

Alyssum saxatile yellow any Mar.-May 

Anchusa itilica blue any June-July 


Aquilegia (Columbine) blue A any April-June 

yellow Feb. 

Aster, Hardy (Mirhclmas Daisy) . . blue any July-Sept. 

Campanula (Canterbury Bell) blue Jan.-Mar. May-June 


Chrysanthemums yellow Fcb.-Apr. Aug.-Nnv. 

Coreopsis lanceolata yellow any Apr.-July 

Dahlia yellow Apr-May Auie.-Nov 

Delphinium Belladonna ami spp blue any Apr.-Dee. 


Eupatorium coelestinum blue any June 

Forget-me-not blue any Mav 


Gaillardia grandiflora yellow anv May- Oct. 


Gazania yellow any May-Sept. 

Heleniuin autumnale yellow any July 

Heliotrope Bedding varieties blue Jan. .Apr.-Nov. 


Hemerocallis (Day Lily) yellow any June- Aug 

Hollyhocks yellow any June-Aug 

Iris :.. blue any Spring 

Linum perennc (Blue Flax) blue Feb. July 

Lobelia blue Mar-Jan. Apr.-July 

Marguerites yellow any Apr.-Nov. 

Platycodon (Japanese Balloon Flower) blue any June 

Plvnt Floweking 
Name Color When Period 

Ranunculus repens (Buttercup) yellow any Apr.-June 

Kudbeckia "Golden Clow" yellow any Aug.-Sept. 

Salvia pitcheri . blue any Sept. -Oct. 

Scabiosa caucasica ( Blue Bonnets) . blue any July-Sept. 


Solidago canadensis (Goldenrod). .... yellow any July 

Statice Pereji (Sea Lavender) blue any anytime 

Verbenas blue any Apr.-Sept. 



Ageratum blue Feb. May-June 

Snapdragons (Antirrhinum) yellow Jan.-Fch. Apr.-June 


Aster, Chinese blue Mar -May August 


Calendula yellow any any 

Calliopeu yellow Feb. June Otpt 

Centaurea (Sweet Sultans) blue Feb.-July Spring-Fall 

I 'hrysanthemum. summer yellow Feb. Summer 

Cineraria hybrida blue Jan.-Feb. Mar -Apr. 

Cosmos, Klondike yellow Mar. Aug.-Sept. 

Dirnorphotcca yellow Feb. June 

Hclichrysum yellow Feb. Summer 

Hunnemannia yellow Feb. Spring 

Marigold yellow Feb. Summer-Fall 

Nasturtium yellow Feb. May-Sept. 

Nemophila (Baby Blue Eyes) blue Feb. April-May 

Pansy blue A Jan. Jan.-June 


Poppy. California yellow Jan. March 

Scabiosa yellow Feb. Aug.-Sept. 

Stock blue Jan. Mar.-May 

Viola cornuta blue Jan. Mar.-May 

Zinnia yellow Mar.-May Aug.-Sept. 

Sunshine Frock Shop 

Dorothy Baii.ey 
Original Models for Girls, 
Boys and Infants 

Sport Dresses for Girls of Sixteen 

275 East Union St., Pasadena 
Fair Oaks 4969 




MALAGA Cove Plaza, 
the first town center 
to be built on the Palos 
Verdes Hills, is a joy and 
a delight. Planned by one 
firm of architects and that 
firm a leader in engineer- 
ing projects and in a pic- 
turesque building, this 
complete up-to-date ex- 
pression of all that mod- 
ern city planning can of- 
fer is an example to the 
world of what California 
can do when unencum- 
bered by ignorance and 
free to express her best. 
Our twentieth century has 
so dwarfed the importance 
of architecture in our daily 
life that sometimes the 
task seems insurmountable 
when one tries to guide 
the development of any 
one section of a town. 
There are a few people 
whose intelligence and love 
of all beauty has been cul- 
tivated by education and 
travel, who see the possi- 
bilities of making our 
daily life more attractive 
by the proper ar- 
rangement and com- 
position of public 
places, but the idea of 
tying a house to the 
street, to the town, to 
the very country in 
which one lives is not 
common. In Palos 
Verdes it has been the 
desire to create a com- 
munity harmonious 
with natural attrac- 
tions, such as moun- 
tains and sea. Here 
the streets have been 
planned taking ad- 
vantage of the natural 
contour to give the 
most a d v a n t a geous 



placing of the public 
squares and the residence. 
Malaga Cove Plaza, situ- 
ated in the heart of the 
first development is de- 
signed as a place where 
the people may congregate 
for their marketing, for 
their theatres and business 
affairs. It is a place where 
town celebrations may oc- 
cur, where band concerts 
can be held. The square 
itself is traversed at the 
side by one of the main 
boulevards. Three other 
sides which are shown in 
the illustrations are arcad- 
ed shops which make it 
possible to go from one 
store to another without 
passing in the sunshine or 
rain. At one corner is the 
hotel with a tower and at 
the other is the theater. 
With the addition of a few 
trees placed around the 
plaza it is hoped that an 
atmosphere will exist 
where people will like to 
stop, do their buying, at- 
tend a concert or sit at 
a table for refresh- 
ments, resting, inhal- 
ing the salt air and 
looking out over the 
blue of the Pacific. 
Malaga Cove Plaza 
should bring back 
some of the romance 
of our Latin predeces- 
sors which rightly be- 
longs to California. 

One of Webber, 
Staunton and 
charmingly adapted 
hill houses at 
Palos Verdes. 



C A LI F O R V / A S U U T 11 L A N D 


By Douglas Donaldson, Craftsman 

Editorial Note: Mr. Donaldson has recently assisted Mrs. Donaldson 
and Mareia Potter in the establishment of the Decorative Arts Guild. 
Headquarters in the Assembly Tea Room, 044 South Flower Street, 

Los Angeles. 

IN our fifteen years' residence in this wonderful land we have 
watched with increasing- admiration the blossoming of a crude 
western town into a full-fledged city. Two characteristics that 
stand out in this community to make it a paradise for the artist are, 
first, a remarkable spirit of democratic comradery among our work- 
ers; and secondly, and almost as important, a free atmosphere as yet 
not much suppressed by the deadening conventions that have gripped 
most of the older art centers of the east. 

It is true that the arts, and especially the crafts, are dependent 
hugely upon the favor of princes. The constructive philanthropy of 
such men as William A. Clark and William Preston Harrison is doing 
much to help us on toward the accomplishment of an ideal community. 
Though 1 have been connected with art education for the past twenty 
years I frankly admit that the importance of patronage is as great 
if not greater, than the work of our art schools. In foreign lands the 
arts have been stimulated by government subsidy and royal patronage. 
Lacking these agencies we wonder why it is that America is produc- 
ing so few craftsmen. One reason is that we have too long de- 
pended upon the skilled craftsmen of Europe, and at the same time 
have neglected to establish training centers of our own. New Yoilt 
through the Metropolitan Museum, and Chicago through the Art In- 
stitute, are attempting to correct this situation. 

As a Los Angeles craftsman, I should like very much to see estab- 
lished here a professional school of arts and crafts. The public- 
schools are doing excellent foundation work and some of the special 
schools are offering excellent facilities for the fine arts. A very few 
are teaching design but beyond that nothing of any consequence is 
being done. 

It is a comparatively simple matter to crystallize interest in such 
outstanding arts as architecture, painting and sculpture, but crafts- 
manship as applied to the detail of architecture, and to the intimate 
things of everyday life is, in a sense more humble. It has to do with 
the things we use in an intimate way — our knives and forks, clothes, 


furniture, and all the 
little things that when 
fashioned are most use- 
ful and beautiful in 
appearance. Of course 
sometimes the crafts 
parade forth in splen- 
dor and earn and get 
the plaudits they de- 
serve, but in a large measure they are con- 
tent to be handmaidens of architecture and the 
so-called fine arts of painting and sculpture. 

We have been so busy in this new land of 
ours, clearing the land and putting our house 
in order, that we have not perhaps given the 
thought to the refinements of life that we 
might have. Pioneers can given little thought 
to the fine art of building but this pioneer 
spirit is still with us and will some day blossom 
into a civic consciousness that will make this 
comunity one of the art centers of the world. 


I ESTABLISHED by Louise Towle Donald- 
son and Mareia Potter, and opened Decem- 
ber third, 1923, to build up a ('raft Movement 
and Artists Directory. Present Exhibitors: — 
Porter Blanchard, Silversmith, Master Mem- 
ber, Boston Arts and Crafts Society. 

Clare Cronenwet, Color etcher, Pupil Nell 
Brooker Mayhew. 

Harry Dixon, Coppersmith. 
Douglas Donaldson, Craftsman and decora- 

Ethel Donaldson, Jeweler and designer of 
hillside cottages. 

Louise Towle Donaldson, Craftsman. 

Geraldine R. Duncan, Maker of portrait 

Norman Edwards, Stage designer and illus- 

Anna Ford Farren, Weaver. 

Laura Hickox, Maker of batiks. 

Marjorie Hodges, Decorative painter. 

Russel Iredell, Maker of portrait drawings. 

Mary Helen Johonnet, Small Weavings. 

Charlotte Dana Lyman, Designer and execu- 
tor of embroideries. 

Nell Brooker Mayhem, Painter and color 

Helen Ryan, Maker of batik. 

Jean Abel, Maker of batik wall hangings. 

Vivian Stringfield, Decorative painter and 
needle worker. 

Kaspar Warmuth, Wood carver and cabinet 

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L. A. CHAPTER, A. I. A. 

f ^UR incoming' President pro- 
v^/ jected a splendid idea into 
chapter policy when he presented a 
most helpful and suggestive paper 
at our Casa Flores meeting some 
months ago. Following the line of 
his suggestion, Mr. Myron Hunt's 
talk on office management has been 
commented upon repeatedly as one 
of the most valuable meetings we 
have had. Then came the annual 
meeting and Mr. Johnson found 
the burden of administration 
shifted to himself. It was reassur- 
ing to hear him in his first talk to 
the Chapter, as its new President, 
insist again that the first big job 
would be to improve practise stan- 
dards by the exchange of ideas and 
experience at Chapter meetings. If 
we can cling to this one thing as 
our Chapter program for a year or 
more we will be serving both our- 
selves and our clients with greater 
economy and efficiency than ever 
before. Chapter meetings will be 
full of life and interest. Best of 
all, the second item in Mr. John- 
son's talk, namely, "a renewed spir- 
it of cooperation in the Chapter," 
will come spontaneously. We be- 
lieve most thoroughly that these 
two ideas of Mr. Johnson's are suf- 
ficiently comprehensive in their 
ramifications to afford us a splen- 
did series of meetings in the 
months to come. We believe there 
will be a greater number in at- 
tendance especially among the 
younger men. Surely architects 
as a group of professional men 
should always find inspiration in 
a meeting of their fellows, yet it 
is often only too true that we come 
away from an evening spent toge- 
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John Parkinson and Donald S. 
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the City of the Golden West. Society built homes on Kincon Hill and 
made South Park the center of a lively social life. 

In those early days an omnibus traveled across the city to North 
Beach. Now electric cars traverse the distance in less time than it 
takes to tell of those bygone methods of transportation. Kincon Hill 
has long since entered into decay, and South Park is forgotten, but it 
should be remembered and revered because it was the birthplace of 
that gifted California Troubadour, Clarence Urmy, and it is to be 
hoped that all loyal San Franciscans will see to it that a fitting 
memorial is erected to his memory. Robert Louis Stevenson loved 
that old, historic spot. Even when the hill was crumbling to decay 
he visited it and, with an eye ever ready to find the picturesque, he 
said: "What a background for a novel." Stoddard speaks of "The 
Happy Valley" that lay between Rincon Hill and California Street. 
It was bounded on the east by the harbor and on the west by Mission 
Peaks. Why it was given that name Stoddard wondered, for he said: 
"What is happiness? A flying nymph whose airy steps even the sand 
cannot stay for long." Where the old Palace and Grand Hotels stood 
once was the site of old St. Patrick's. There is still a St. Patrick's 
Church, and its chimes still ring out — they tolled the knell when 
President Harding's cortege passed that way, but it is far from its 
original site. It is to have installed within its sacred precincts some 
historic relics that Redfern Mason spoke of in his inimitable letters 
from Ireland, when he made his pilgrimage to the land he loved. 
Stoddard says that St. Patrick's will ever be dear to him, for it was 
there that he received his fust religious instruction from a dear old 
padre. He was confirmed in St. Mary's Paulist Church, and he speaks 
in his book of that church as the spot where his restless heart found 

At present there is a flood of reminiscences — personal and other- 
wise — that are filling the public print. Elizabeth Marbury's "Crystal 
Ball," is one book, and she gives reference to Gertrude Atherton, but 
those who remembered Kate Douglas Wiggin will be more inter- 
ested in her book with the alluring title, "My Garden of Memory" 
(Houghton Mifflin). The book is most attractively bound and gotten 
up. A photograph by a London artist graces the first page. Those 
who knew her are quite satisfied that it does her justice. She was a 
remarkable woman. She came from a hardy and noteworthy stock in 
Maine, and she never lost her love for her native heath. She was 
really very cosmopolitan in her life, for she lived in California and 
crossed the ocean many, many times. Her family on both her father's 
and mother's side were distinguished. She was happily married twice, 
and widowed twice. She was a pioneer in the kindergarten work in 
San Francisco, and she wrote her first books here. She had them 
printed at first at her own expense for the benefit of her work. Later 
they were brought out and bore the imprint of Houghton Mifflin in 
Boston — a decided compliment, as that firm brings out the best. The 
reminiscences are given in a pleasing style and are free from any of 
the taint of some of the modern writing. She carries her readers with 
her in a leisurely way, traveling from the rugged scenery of Maine to 
beautiful Santa Barbara with its balmy air and tropical climate and 
its many beauties of sky, land and sea. She tells, with grave restraint, 
of her acquaintance with noted men; or visits to England and the Con- 
tinent, where she met the cultured and refined. She was entertained 
in Dublin by the Vice-Regal Lodge, when Lord Aberdeen was Lord- 
Lieutenant, and she met some of the best known literary and exclusive 
sets of Lonndon. The visit to high society did not turn her head and 
she mentions them as incidental and not as points to be related as 
prideful conquests. She tells of the many interesting things she and 
her sister did at Quillcote, her home in Maine, and the various enter- 
prises they shared. Some of her books are: "The Birds' Christmas 
Carol," "Timothy's Quest," and her book relating many of her inter- 
esting experiences in England, "A Cathedral Courtship." 

Her "Garden of Memory" is replete with many simple incidents. 
It is a book that will hold the interest of the reader. Its simplicity, 
its human interest and its heart interest will beguile where many an- 
other would be tiresome. She wrote her book and finished it shortly 
before her death. To the very last she never lost her enthusiasm. 
Her joy in life never wavered, and her personality showed not only in 
her life, but in her work. She was vibrant with life. Her autobiog- 
raphy shows that life was to her a pleasant summer day. Few storms 
darkened her pathway. Sorrow entered her life, but it did not embit- 
ter her. Her novel, "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," will long be 
remembered for its sweetness and naturalness. The world is better 
for having her live in it, and "My Garden of Memory" is sweet with 
beautiful memories and there are no dark pages in it. Evidently her 
contact with Emerson, William Ellery Channing, Bronson Alcott, 
Julia Ward Howe, Rose Hawthorne and other brilliant analytical 
minds, graced her sweet and pliant nature. 

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By E. M. Greeves Carpenter 
The Malady of Europe, A modern critic who can offer some remedy 

by M. E. Ravag 
(The MacMillan Company) 


by James Stephens 

(The MacMillan Company) 

for the international difficulties he deplores is 
more likely to be heard nowadays than the 
heckler who can do nothing more constructive than inveigh against 
existing problems without suggesting any solutions. Mr. Ravage 
can certainly claim to be the first kind of reformer, but while most 
people will agree with his criticisms, many will probably reject his 
panacea which seems to be decocted from the theory that America 
should ally herself to the labor parties of Europe. It may be con- 
sidered by some that the democratic prniciples of this country fit her 
particularly well for such an alliance, but others will argue that this 
would place such dangerous political and financial power behind the 
European proletariat as would speedily reduce the respective coun- 
tries to a much more inflammable and chaotic condition than exists. 

"A new world emerges softly from the old" 
and "the creator is manifest in his creation." 
Though but passing thoughts in King Cona- 
chur's love-dreams these phrases might well be applied to this new 
rendering of one of the oldest and loveliest of the Gaelic myths. 
While Mr. Stephens' evident intention to make this story more real- 
istic to the modern reader may detract a little from its romanticism, 
even inroducing, here and there, a certain crudeness, it yet has 
the effect of revitalizing the characters with considerable vigor and 
humor. The main theme of the story centers, of course, in the beau- 
tiful and tragic Deirdre, and the noble, ill-fated sons of Usna. Their 
fates run swiftly to the destined end, but the sands of their life 
and time gleam and glow with the fire of undying love and the gold 
of selfless friendship. The author attains once more his high liter- 
ary standard in a tale sympathetically comprehended and beauti- 
fully told. 

President Coolidge, This timely biography of the most outstanding 

' 't/'' I: 'i"!'' !; '""/";" p figure in the contemporary history of this 
( u- . i aim, i out i y ress) coun try j s as immediately interesting for the 
sketch of the Presdient's domestic life, as for its review of his 
political career. His story is told right from the noteworthy, and, 
as some may think, significant, fact of his birth on Independence 
Day to the hour of his succession to the Presidency of the United 
States. The revelations of his early home life in New England, with 
its strict Puritan influence, create a consistent background for the 
character moulded by those influences; while the description of the 
steps by which he reached his present high position provides an 
interesting study of his political success. 

'in'"'!'/,,,"" l'h'iih k'it'r'' Exceptional and universal interest attaches to 
(now Pope C Piit' XI)' this well-illustrated book by one who is an 

(Houghton, Mifflin Company) eminent ecclesiastic, now raised to the sunreme 
dignity of the Papacy, and who is also famous as an accomplished 
and daring mountaineer. His vivid descriptions of many hazardous 
and successful feats, in scaling rarely conquered peaks, form a 
valuable contrbution to the history of human prowess. A deep love 
for nature informs his appreciation of high and silent mountain 
summits, and of gleaming, snowy spaces splashed by gold and crim- 
son sunsets. A literary talent of no small charm renders his sub- 
ject a fruitful field for meditation upon, and thankfulness for, 
the beauty of this earth, "and all the wonders thereof." 


Sir John Dering, by Jeffery Farnol (Little, Brown & Co.) All 
who enjoy good stories of high romance in "the brave days of old" 
will revel in this gay new book. The time is of Regency days in 
England. An incomparable beauty, high-spirited and wilful, yet con- 
cealing withal a soft and melting heart; a brave and noble cavalier, 
debonair and devoted; his Scottish guardian and friend, dour and 
steadfast; and a mysterious old "witch" hinting strangely of bygone 
beauty and talent; these are the chief of many fascinating characters 
who play their parts with originality and verve. The author in- 
troduces them against a favorite background, a sunny southern 
English county, sweet Sussex, and not a little of the book's charm is 
contained in the glowing glimpses of the Sussex countryside, and 
in the effective description of the country folks and their ways. 

Fortune's Fool, by Rafael Sabatini (Houghton, Mifflin Co.) In 
this well-known novelist's new book is given a clear and vivid insight 
into the stirring times of the "Merry Monarch" Charles II. The hero 
of the tale, the self-styled Fortune's Fool, is a figure of fiction, but 
many of the friends and foes he meets in his viccisitudes are rein- 
carnated from the pages of history. Among these interesting per- 
sonages are George Monk, His Grace Albemarle; the witty and ir- 
repressible Pepys whose diary was to become a literary legacy; the 
ruthless, faithless Buckingham; Nell Gwynn and her royal lover. 
The awful visitation of the Great Plague comes upon them mid-way 
in the book, and the heroisms and horrors of those dread days are 
detailed with grim and graphic realism. A sad, but charming love- 
story runs like a clear and golden stream through all the welter of 
politics and war, and ends happily only after much adventuring 
and anguish. The book will make strong appeal not only to the 
lovers of good "period" tales, but will satisfy also the most meticu- 
lous critic with its accurate attention to historical detail, revealed 
in the phraseology, costume and custom therein described. 

The Banner of the Bull by Rafael Sabatini (Houghton, Mifflin 
Co.) This time Mr. Sabatini transports the reader, with character- 
istic ease, to the historic period when much Italian history was 
made by a few patrician families. Notable, and often notorious, 
among these was the great Borgia family, that curiosly contradictory 
collection of saints and sinners. In this book the crafty Cesare is 
the central figure, and the characters created around him add much 
to his fascination, yet remain themselves distinct and different. Love 
and hate, treachery and fidelity, charlantry and chivalry, almost all 
the virtues and vices when extremes were the rule and mediocrity a 
crime. This whole piece of work is fine as tapestry and strong as 
mosaic, blending well the lights and shades of a colorful age. 

Ignatius Loyola To the student of history no period of the 

%f"mln%'ti e p d anT) P*st is more absorbing than that in which oc- 
curred the reformation, the renaissance and the 
maritime discoveries. No man of influence in those stirring times 
can fail to interest us, and Ignatius Loyola is by no means the least 
of these. Mr. Sedgwick has written a sympathetic and scholarly 
biography with brief but pithy allusions to contemporaneous his- 
tory; although a Protestant he has great reverence for this great 
man. By using the original sources in Spanish, he has succeeded 
in making lovable a character otherwise regarded in the past by 
those of another faith. To those to whom the mystic is com- 
prehensible, this book will be a joy and it goes far toward helping 
the uncomprehending to understand. Louise Morgrage. 


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IN 1924 Pasadena, Califor- 
nia, will observe the Fif- 
tieth Anniversary of its 
founding. During the year 
there will be fifty weeks of 
events, including conventions, 
festivals, pageants, which will 
exemplify the great ideals for 
which this city stands in 
science, education, religion, 
homes, business and industry, 
art, patriotism, welfare, good 
government, good fellowship, 
horticulture and recreation. 

Pasadena invites the people 
to participate in and enjoy 
the Golden Jubilee celebra- 
tion to be observed through- 
out the entire year 1924. 






Lincoln Birthday 

Philharmonic Orchestra. 
Washington's Birthday. 
John McCormack Con- 
cert, Pasadena Music 
and Art Association. 
Oratorical Contest. 
Third Annual Home Pro- 
ducts Week. 
3-9. National Bov Scout 


THIRTY-EIGHT thousand 
persons were handled to 
the 35th Annual Tournament 
of Roses at Pasadena on New 
Years day and during this 
trying movement not a single 
accident nor failure of equip- 
ment or overhead occurred; 
power was available in ample 
volume and all departments 
responded in a manner that 
reflected credit to our organi- 

Unfortunately, automobile 
traffic, which was heavier 
than ever before, seriously in- 
terfered with the expeditious 
movement of trains through 
the business section of Pasa- 
dena. Of the failure to di- 
vert it at several strategic 


points prevented the render- 
ing of the best service here- 
tofore offered on this annual 
occasion, as the weeks of pre- 
paration by the Transporta- 
tion, Electrical, Mechanical, 
Passenger and other depart- 
ments were evidenced on all 
sides by an unusual degree of 
smoothness with which the 
plans were executed. 

Particularly impressive 
was the regularity of service 
leaving Los Angeles and the 
absence of congestion at the 
6th and Main Street Station. 
The effectiveness of the re- 
routing plans for all service 
arriving and leaving Los An- 
geles was apparent by the 
lack of congestion in the local 
terminal, there scarcely being 
any delay throughout the 
morning in getting trains 
under way after being loaded. 

Only for the fact that rain 
occurred the night before, the 
largest crowd ever to attend 
this festival would have 
greeted it this year, judging 
by previous travel records. 
Despite a heavy rain during 
the night and an unusually 
chilly morning, thirty-eight 
thousand persons were 
handled to Pasadena. This 
number was only exceeded 
during the banner movement 
in 1921, when 42,000 pas- 
sengers were handled. In 
equipment required, severe 
traffic conditions to be en- 
countered, the need of being 
prepared to meet quickly ev- 
ery conceivable failure of 
equipment and overhead fa- 
cility, this movement is the 
most trying and difficult 
which falls to Pacific Electric 
forces to handle during the 
year. Several weeks prior to 
New Years day operating 
staff meetings are held at 
which every phase of the 
movement is discussed and 
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The lectures held in the auditorium an- 
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object of the lecture- will remain the same 
to encourage the intelligent discussion of 
public affairs. 

Arrangements which are necessarily sub- 
ject to change, have been made as follows : 

Julhur i>' "Command" 

Feb. 12— "Latin Contrasts." 


Inititut? pf I nternatinnat Jffairt 
Feb. 19— "Tests of Today." 

tfafPrnity »' Chtca&n 
Feb. 26 — "Present-Day Mexico." 
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IT is a rule of nature that, after action, reaction has to follow; the 
greater the action has been, the greater reaction will be. So it has 
been that after the seventeenth century, in which Holland produced a 
score of great masters, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Frans Hals, Vermeer, 
Ruyschdael, Potter, and numerous other, a reaction had to follow. 
The entire eighteenth century, and the first half of the nineteenth, 
elapsed before renewed signs of activity were shown in the painters' 
world of this country. The zenith of splendor was reached in the 
latter part of the nineteenth century when Jozef Israels, the three 
brothers Maris, and several others, gave to their country new fame 
and enriched the world with their lasting masterpieces. 

It is a natural phenomenon, that a leading and flourishing country 
will produce artists, and when we watch the periods in France, Hol- 
land, Spain, Italy, England, and other countries, we find that great 
masters have lived in such periods that the trade and country were 

Now the eighteenth century in almost any country passed without 
great events, the peoples losing enterprise and drifting along on the 
fortunes and great acts of their ancestors. The latter part of the 
eighteenth and the beginning of the 19th century brought a change, 
when Napoleon rose to grandeur, setting Europe on fire, so wakening 
the dormant multitude. 

After the domination of Napoleon, Holland was still left in unrest 
on account of the difficulties brought through the junction of the 
Northern Netherlands (Holland) and the Southern Netherlands (Bel- 
gium), which were united after the battle of Waterloo under King 
William the First; a union intended to create a larger power against 
an eventual French uprising. The dispute, which principally found 
its cause in religious questions, was finally settled after a brief war 
in 1830, when the two countries were separated again. 

Holland, through the renewed enterprise of her people and her 
large possessions in the East and West Indies, reached great wealth 
again, and painters, poets and writers of great fame arose. 

Although in some way the forerunners of the great Hague School, 
mere mention is to be made of the principal names of the early nine- 
teenth century painters: — J. W. Pieneman, J. A. Daiwalle, C. Kruse- 
man, B. C. Koekoek, B. J. van Hove, not to speak of several more 
leading up to Arie Scheffers, to whose memory a museum and statue 
have been erected in the city of his birth, Dordrecht, and whose 
works are in the Louvre and many other museums of Europe. He 
left at an early age for France, living and working for the rest of 
his life in that country and is very often considered more a French 
than a Dutch artist. 

In about 1870 the splendor of the great Hague School started and 
one of the oldest and most widely known masters undoubtedly is 
Josef Israels. Born at Groningen 1827, he studied in Paris and re- 
turned to Holland in 1848, where he lived and worked for the rest of 
his years. In 1903 I had the pleasure of introducing your Professor 
William Chase and part of his class to this celebrated artist, who is 
so often called the poet of all painters. It was with great kindness 
that he put his signature on his photographs and drew little sketches 
for my American friends. 

To go into details about the art of Jozef Israels would rather take 
a volume than a few pages, so, in brief, I may state, that his art is 
so great for three reasons: The coloring, which often approaches 
Rembrandt; his technic, which is free and personal, unbound by any 
rules but always suiting the subject and of jubilant spontaneity; his 
great soul and feeling to be found in any of his works after 18(55 
winning for him the name of the poet of painters. Even a reproduc- 
tion of one of his masterpieces, "Alone in the World" (Ryks Museum, 
Amsterdam) will plainly show you his deep feeling for humanity and 
is one of the most touching pictures ever produced. Here are color 
and technic in glorious harmony with the subject. 

The same day on which we visited Israels, we paid a visit to another 
well known artist, H. W. Mesdag, Holland's great marine painter. 
With even kindness he provided portraits with his name and I shall 
never forget the beautiful little sketches he made, starting with the 
skyline and finishing the little fishei'boats for my American friends. 

Mesdag started painting when thirty-five years old, studying at 
first at Brussels with his cousin Alma Tadema. In 187(1 he greatly 

Qolden ^Age of a 
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Greece, in Rome, in England, in any 
land. Pay its craftsmen the greatest 
tribute you feel is their due, you must 
pay yet a greater one, to the masters of 
silver smithing in modern America. 
For this reason : 

In the sterling silver masterpieces of 
today you find represented, not the 
artistry of just one land, but of many— 
notjthe beauty of one period, but of all. 
More important still, thanks to the 
purely industrial progress of the craft, 
Sterling Silver, with all its beauty and 
cultural value, is being brought within 
the reach of thousands, whereas in any 
preceding epoch, it was enjoyjd only 
by the few. 

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changed his technique, which renders his work after that year the 
most valuable. 

While writing. I become confused in looking over the list of names 
of great masters of this period. There are Roelofs, J. H. Weissen- 
bach, Jongkind, Gabriel, Bosboom, .Mauve, Bisschop, Xeuhuys, Blom- 
mers, LeBock, and the gteatest of the great, the three brothers Maris. 
Even a few words about each of these masters would fill pages, for 
which reason I will only briefly review the greatest painter family 
the world has produced. Jacob Maris, the oldest of the three broth- 
ers, was born at Karlsbad in 1837, and died at The Hague in 1899. 
After studying in Antwerp and Paris he- settled in 1871 at The Hague. 
The best of his work was produced between 1870 and 1880. It is not 
only his composition and construction in which he equals the great 
seventeenth century masters but also in coloring he equals the great 
Delft Vermeer. His art has been of great influence in the develop- 
ment of Holland's younger painter generation. One of his famous 
works, "The Draw-Bridge," may be seen in the National Gallery at 

Willem Maris, the youngest brother, studied with his older brothers 
and did not leave his country but once, to visit Norway. He found 
his motives and inspiration around The Hague, where he lived. He is 
the great master for rendering the Dutch meadow, and this side of his 
art is well known all over the world. Besides this subject his beau- 
tiful pictures of ponds with ducks and little ones, and views of the 
woods, are well known. He loves to paint high, tender skies, for the 
beauty of which Holland is so noted. He excels in rendering with 
silver pallette the quaverings of the atmosphere and the rippling of 
the water with the thousands of its reflections. 

The greatest of all the brothers, very often named the greatest 
painter after Rembrandt, has been Mathys Maris, the second in age 
of this famous trio. 

Very few have been gifted by nature with such great inborn talent 
as Mathys Maris. He knew everything before he started; he was 
truly a born genius. 

The admiration of his comrades was such that even the very small- 
est scratch, made on the margin of a drawing, was carefully guarded 
as a sacred relic. 

Born at The Hague (1839) he received in 1857 an allowance from 
Princess Marianne, which enable him to visit the academy at Antwerp, 
after which he went to Paris, to return afterwards to The Hague. 
Little has been left of his work up to that year (1867). Being always 
dissatisfied, he either destroyed it or kept it so well hidden, that his 
relatives could not find it when buyers came. In 1877 he left for 
London, where he lived for the rest of his life. 

If you have ever seen the work of this greatest of masters, you 
undoubtedly will not have escaped the great emotion and overwhelm- 
ing admiration. His work, like his life, has been a single dream of 

Not caring for money, honor or fame, he worked in London on a 
moderate sum, paid to him by an art dealer, for which this dealer 
was allowed to sell one of his pictures every year. One of my artist 
friends visited him and described to me his surroundings in a labor 
quarter of London. Here the great dreamer lived and placed his fin- 
ished canvases side by side, not selling any. Not much of his work 
has been left and changes hands at fabulous prices. Some of his 
work, "The Butterflies" and "The Little Bride," are in the Mestlag 
Museum at The Hague. 

And so we have reviewed a few of the great Dutch nineteenth cen- 
tury masters. I should like very much to tell more about DeBock, 
our great landscape painter by whom I was befriended for many 
yeai's and to whom I also introduced your William Chase. With 
pleasure I remember the afternoon when I took to his villa in Haar- 
lem five of Mr. Chase's pupils and viewed this master's work and his 
rare collection of antiques. He drew open a drawer of a large antique 
closet in which his larger studies were kept. When he felt satisfied 
which of his studies each liked best, he presented one to each of my 

I could tell you about Blommers, who, like others, has been invited 
by American admirers to visit your country; how his American friends 
showed to him their collections and how confused he became, finding 
in these collections more work ascribed to him than he ever made, 
for hundreds, nay, thousand of fake Dutch pictures have been made 
and imported to America and have been sold by ignorant or unscrupu- 
lous dealers. 

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nounce the opening of three 
new show rooms at No. 26 
South Los Robles Avenue. 

The Serendipity has recent- 
ly received a large and inter- 
esting sliiptnent of antique 
furniture from Europe. These 
pieces, added to the collection 
made abroad last summer by 
Mr. Perin, place the Serendi- 
pity in the front rank of Cali- 
f or man antique shops. 

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Picturesque Lunada Bay Plaza 

N old Spanish town, with arcaded walks, balconies and winding stairways, 
with color everywhere — walls in soft tones of tan, with pink and dull ivory 
for relief — tile roofs of warm browns and terra cotta — quaint lantern 
towers — such are the architect's plans for picturesque Lunada Bay Pla/.a. It w ill 
be a bit of Old Spain set down on the sheltered west coast of Palos Verdes! 

Lunada Bay Plaza is the principal business 
center on the west coast slopes of Palos Verdes. 
It is one of the largest business sections in the 
New City and will serve a residential area 
almost three and one-half miles long, where 
thirty thousand people are expected to live 
within a few years. 

The Plaza, with a fountain in the center, will 
be surrounded by an arcaded ground floor, 
which will make an attractive sheltered walk 
in front of the stores and shops, always pro- 
tected from sun and rain. Only stores of the 
highest grade will be permitted to occupy 
space fronting the Plaza. Oil stations, gar- 
ages, repair shops, etc., are required by the 
zoning regulations to occupy side streets. At 
the south end of the Plaza a fine theatre has 
been designed, and the street leading out from 
it has been arched over to tie the Plaza to- 
gether with the well rounded-out architec- 
tural effect that adds so much to the old world 
cities, and which hitherto has been impossible 
in California because of lack of proper fore- 
thought and planning in advance. 

The Plaza was purposely placed one short 
block away from the heavy traffic of the coast 
highway, Granvia La Costa, leading from 
Redondo through Palos Verdes and on to San 
Pedro. From the main highway. Via Mirola, 
one hundred feet wide and parked on both 
sides, leads through the Plaza to sparkling 
Lunada Hay. 

The architecture of Lunada Hay Plaza has 
been established as Mediterranean type, with 
the idea that this is more comparable and 
appropriate to the warm climate of Southern 
California than any other old world style. 
Buildings will be required to be not less than 
two stories and not more than three in height, 
except that towers may go up to as high as one 
hundred and fifty feet. The architect has 
taken advantage of these tower possibilities 
and variations in roof line in splendid fashion. 

The planning, at one time, of a harmonious and attractive 
group <>f business buildings, such as Lunada Bay Plaza, 
emphasizes again with what care and forethought tin's New 
City is being built. Here one may buy and live, with in- 
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The memory of a queen "the exalted of the Palace" inspired that 
exquisite tomb, the Taj Mehal. Enclosed by walls and imposing gate- 
ways, and surrounded by gardens of roses, Cyprus, fountains and marble, 
stands the white domed shrine. No pains were spared to perfect its 
splendor; its white marble was drawn from Jeypore, three hundred mile 
distant, and the rarest jewels and ornaments decorated its walls. The 
type of Architecture is Saracenic, of chaste design and monumental in 
scale. The base is one hundred and sixty-eight feet square and the dome 
rises to a height of two hundred and twenty feet. Animated by a sacred 
purpose, its builder, Shah Jahan has given to modern architects an example, 
inspired and unsurpassed in graceful beauty. 

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MARCH, 1924 

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NE of the finest showings on the 
Pacific Coast. 

Chinese rugs, silks, embroideries, 
jades, crystals, carved woods and 
ivories, lamps, Spanish shawls, bric-a- 
brac, etc. 

The prices are unusually low — due to 
the fact that every article in our 
Shops is purchased personally by Mr. 
Milnor in the Orient. 


Biltmore lintel 
Los Angeles 

Beverly Hills 

Hotel Virginia 
Long Beach 

Hotel Maryland 
Hotel Raymond 

Hotel Arlington 
Santa Barbara 

Hotel Moana 
Honolulu, T. 11. 

Cheap Circulation Vf.rsus Influence 

/.Y //„• advertising business CIRCULATION has 
been made the basis of all calculations leading to 
results. Yet the far sighted worker in the advertising 
held bet/ins his tvise investigations with the CHARAC- 
TER and INFLUENCE of the medium presented for 
his use. In his discriminating mind there are two species 
of results: one for the day — a crmvd that fights its way 
to bargain counters, carrying off the month's debris of 
merchandise : the other, for all time, holding up before 
the public a business name, an honorable tradition of 
efficiency. Excepting in an educative way, California 
Southland does not help in clearing bargain counters. 
Such is not the province of a general, monthly magazine. 
Rather is its use found in good zcill and business building, 
education of the public in a city's finest forms of shop- 
ping, and selected advertising to inform the careful house- 
wife where to find the best in every line. The influence 
such a magazine exerts upon its public is the force behind 
each advertisement , an intangible but undeniable asset, a 
standard of quality. Still, to do this ivork of standard 
setting well requires close contact with the people, lull- 
ing in line with last month's "Truth Week" what then 
should the answer be when the question — "H'hat's your 
circulation '" comes like a shot across the bvwf Shall 
the truth be told in numbers, at the risk of being dis- 
counted in the ordinary wayf Or shall competition with 
the fakirs lead one to dissemble, knowing well that num- 
bers count more than quality to the average mind. 

After months of nerve-exhausting effort in the early- 
years of any magazine, the noise of " H'hat'syercircula- 
tton" roaring through the business of a city like an ele- 
vated train will droivn out conversation , courage, hope 
and aspiration . causing base retreat, or else deliberate 
prevarication as the sole alternative. 

The thirty-second man who asked that question, as the 
plans of California Southland and its motives were 
for the first time explained to him, found himself 
facing my back hair.' But I stopped before I turned 
his door-knob. "What's my circulation?" I repeated. 
"I low many swells are there in Los Angeles!'" "Don't 
ask me," he thundered , I'm not one of 'em." Truth in 
advertising oneself is also commendable! 

Since that day this magazine has had many offers that 
would have lowered its standards of art and manufac- 
ture in exchange for a great, but cheap circulation ail 
over the United States. 'The temptation is a strong one. 
but the insight that can see in every Calif ornian a pros- 
pective customer of quality has kept the faith. "Swell" is 
a bygone slang-word for the man or woman who knows 
how things should be done: and every man or woman who 
instinctively begins discriminating between good quality 
and bad in his reading matter is thus made heir of all the 
ages and possessor of the key to life in California. 

Choose your oivn architect from the representative styles shown 
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* Throughout the winter the Valley 
Hunt Club offers interesting and de- 
lightful programs: 

Monday afternoons, March 3, 10, 17, 

24, and 31, bridge and mah jongg at 

2 :30, followed by tea. 

Sunday evening suppers, followed by 



The afternoon Bridge and Mah Jongg 
parties will be continued every Wed- 
nesday during the season. Play be- 
gins at 2:30. The games are followed 
by tea. 

Friday, March 14, another musical 
will be given. The "St. Patrick's 
Day" dance is announced for Wednes- 
day, March 19th. 

Tuesday is Ladies' Day and a special 
luncheon is served. In the afternoons 
informal bridge parties may be ar- 
ranged followed by tea. 
Members of the Blue and Gold team 
matches have a stag dinner on the 
second Saturday night in each month. 

" — and be safe!" 

For the year ending December 
31, 1923, the earnings of Los 
Angeles Gas and Electric Cor- 
poration applicable to divi- 
dends were $2,149,010 — equal 
to 5.8 tunes the 1923 dividend 
requirements on the shares of 
Preferred Stock outstanding. 

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on which occasions the losing side 
in the match pays for the dinner. 

1 Ladies Days, second Monday of each 

Music during dinner, followed by 
dancing, every Saturday evening 
during the month. 

Luncheon served from 11 :30 to 2 
p. m. on Saturdays. 

Sunday night concerts during month 
twice a month. 

Tea served as requested and tables 
for cards always available. 

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T " Ladies' Days, third Monday of each 

Dancing every second and fourth 
Saturdays during the month. 
A musical is arranged for each Sun- 
day night in the month. 

Ladies' Days, fourth Monday in each 

Tea and informal bridge every after- 

Polo, Wednesday and Saturday of 
each week. 

Dancing every Saturday night in the 

Buffet luncheon served every Sunday. 


Dinner dances, Tuesday and Friday 
nights of every week. Tuesday night 
informal ; Friday night semi-formal. 
Plunge open to the ladies Tuesday and 
Friday of every week. 


Provides an 18 hole golf course, two 
concrete and two dirt courts for ten- 
nis, bowls and croquet. 
Tea is served and informal bridge 
parties arranged as desired. 
A buffet supper is served every Sun- 
day night. 


13 CLUB : 

A dinner dance is arranged for the 

third Thursday of each month. 

On Friday of each week a special 

luncheon is served, with bridge in the 


Ladies play every day starting after 
ten a.m., and not before two p.m. 
Race between three boats, starting 
Friday, 4 p. m., March 7, around Cata- 
lina Island, back to Newport, leaving 
island to port. Boats entered, "The 
Dream." "Pal o' Mine," and "Car- 


rpHE Los Angeles Museum, Exposition 
Park, announces: March 1-31, Inter- 
national Printmakers' Exhibition. This 
exhibition includes, as it does every year, 
etchings. lithographs, and wood block 
prints. Members of the Royal Society of 
England are among the exhibitors, and 
well known artists from France. Italy. Bel 
gium, Sweden, Canada, and various parts 
of the United States. Owing to an un- 
fortunate error in the customs in Japan 
the collection from that country did not 
get through. There are 370 prints in the 
collection now showing. The Jury has 
awarded the prizes as follows: The Gold 
Medal to Adolphe Beaufrere, of France ; 
the Silver Medal to Lewes Rosenberg, an 
American ; and the Bronze Medal to Fred- 
erick Monhotf, of Los Angeles. The Mrs. 
Henry E. Huntington prize for the best 
etching in the exhibition went to Armin 
Hansen : the William Alanson Bryan prize 
for the best American print was awarded 
to Robert Whitmore : and the Mrs. Samuel 
Storrow prize for the best wood block went 
to Walter Phillips of Canada. 
rrHK Southwest Museum, Mansion Way 
and Avenue 46, Los Angeles, announces 
Extension Lectures every Sunday afternoon 
—3 :00 o'clock. 

March 2nd. lecturer R. Hayes Hamilton. 
Subject, "From California to Yellowstone 
Park via Mt. Rainier." Illustrated with 
moving pictures of the Wild Animal Life 
of Yellowstone. 

March !lth. lecturer Dr. Charles L. Ed- 
wards, Head of the Nature Study Depart- 
ment of the Los Angeles Schools. Subject, 
"The Depths of the Sea." 

March 16th, lecturer. Dr. Frank C. Clark, 
member Southern California Academy of 
Science. Subject, "Looking Backward 
From Man." Illustrated. 

March 23rd, lecturer, Louise Pinkney 
Sooy, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, 
University of California, Southern Branch. 
Subject, "Composition." Art Lecture. Ill- 
ustrated with objects in the Special Ex- 

Members' Night, Thursday, March 27, 
8:15 P .M. 

Members of the Southwest Museum and 
their friends will enjoy "Game Trails of 
the North Woods" which is being presented 
through the courtesy of Donald R. Dickey, 
a member of the Board of Trustees of the 

March 30th, lecturer, Ralph Arnold, 
Geologist. Subject, "Earthquakes, Their 
Causes." Illustrated. This will include a 
consideration of the recent Japanese earth- 

Special Exhibits 
rT>HE Stagecraft and Art Department of 
the University of California, Southern 
Branch, under the supervision of Mrs. 
Nellie Huntington Gere, will open their 
exhibition in the Art Gallery of the South- 
west Museum, March 2nd, to continue until 
March 30th. 

T^HE California Society of Miniature 
Painters announce their Seventh An- 
ual Exhibition at the Biltmore Salon. Feb. 
27 to March 12. From March 14 the ex- 
hibition will be shown in the gallery of 
the Hotel Vista Del Arroyo, Pasadena. 
fpHE art department of the University of 
of California. Southern Branch, is 
planning a series of exhibitions of stud?nt 
work. The first one opened February 25 
and will continue two weeks, this consists 
of the work of the stage craft classes. 
Models in color of sets for the use of little 


5port,5we ar 

"One o'Clock Saturdays" 

('Jollies for the Southern 
California Season! Clothes 
that are one of the decora- 
tive reasons for polo game, 
tournament and horse show/ 


beauty culture 

Rubinstein treatments and beauty prep- 
arations officially presented to Southern 
California through the Rubinstein Beauty 
Sali m at Blackstone's. Fourth Floor. 

'One of Los Angeles' Greater Shops" 


theatres are shown with an example of the 
use of colored lights to give the atmos- 
phere of the scene. Among the examples 
are the sets designed for the "Merchant 
of Venice," presented at the Pasadena 
Community Playhouse. Costume designs 
for the stage are shown, and also a few 
"f the more complicated costumes made 
by the students. 

fpiIE Long Beach Art Association has 
elected the following officers: Presi- 
dent. Louis Fleckenstein : first vice-presi- 
dent. Thomas R. Fleming, second vice- 
president, George Barker : corresponding 
secretary, Adelle C. Phelps ; recording sec- 
retary. Alice Maynard Griggs; and treas- 
urer. Edna Hester Bagley. 
holding her annual exhibition of new 
landscapes in watercolor at the Cannell & 
Chaffin galleries during the month of 
March. Many discerning art lovers are 
waiting for this exhibit, which is generally 
the most interesting one held by this gifted 
artist during the year, for it is at this 
time that her most recent work is exposed 
to view for the first time. The pictures 
show a finer feeling for transparency, a 
tendency toward clearer color, which 
proves that Mrs. Wachtel is. as ever, the 
keen student of nature and her art. ever 
reaching out for perfection. No lovers of 
California landscape and of fine aquarelle 
can atrord to miss this exhibition. 
Brown held a joint showing at the 
United States National Museum at Wash- 
ington during February. Examples of the 
work of both artists were bought by the 
Congressional Library during this exhibi- 

ICELAND S. CURTIS announces the re- 
moval of his studio to 560 South New 
Hampshire avenue, Los Angeles. The tele- 
phone is Drexel 8845. 

j£ XHIHITIONS announced for the month 
in the display rooms of the Biltmore 
Salon are as follows: February 28-March 
12. Joseph H. Kleitch ; March 12-26. Carl 
Oscar Borg ; March 26-April 9 j Leon Bakst 
and Mary Young-Hunter : April 9-23, Aaron 
Kilpatrick. - 

jyjARY YOUNG-HUNTER designates her 
work as modern Chrysos painting. It 
is a combination of wood carving and 
painting and is very interesting and beau- 

yyil.I.IAM WENDT and Aaron Kilpatrick 
have just returned from a three 
months' sketching stay in Boquet Canyon 
in and around El Toro. 

his exhibition in the Biltmore Salon, 
owing to a threatened attack of pneu- 
monia, but is now steadily improving. 
jyjAYNARD DIXON is sending his paint- 
ings to New York, at the close of a 
very successful showing in the Biltmore 

gDGAR A. PAYNE has extended his 
stay in Europe three months. He has 
pictures in the Paris Salon, and for sale 
with Seligman. 

turned to Pasad.-na. having spent the 
last five months in New York and North 
Carolina. He painted several interesting 
portraits in the East, among them being 
full length portrait- of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- 
liam R. Coe of Oyster Bay, Long Island, 
and Miss Lillian Emerson of Black Moun- 
tain, near Asheville. North Carolina. 
¥ OUIS HOVEY SHARP will hold an ex- 
hibition of paintings in the Art Gallery 
of Barker Bros., os Angeles, March 3-22. 
TOR EN BARTON will exhibit paintings 
at the Hollywood Public Library 
throughout the month of March. 
JJOHKRT VONNOH is exhibiting poi- 
traits. landscapes and figures at the 
Stendahl Galleries in the Ambassador, be- 
ginning March 3. This includes important 
canvases painted while he was in France 
last summer. 

a meeting at the club house. March 15. 
at 8 p. m.. for the purpose of completing 

•yyil.I.IAM RITSCHEL came down to 
Los Angeles for a short visit during 
February from his studio in Monterey, and 
says he is already planning another trip 
to the South Seas. 

AN Art Salon for the Woman's Club of 

Van Nuys was opened in February. 
TT\NSON PUTHUFF. one of the most 
brilliant painters of California land- 
scape is holding an exhibition of recent 
canvases at the Cannell & Chaflin galleries 
during the first two weeks of March. For 
this exhibition Mr. Puthutf has picked 
many of his most notable paintings and 
shows himself the growing artist, thorough- 
ly familiar with the hills, mountains, trees 
of the southland which be interprets with 
such vigor, sincerity, and beauty. Always 
colorful, never losing the feeling of each 
mood of nature, which prompted him to 
paint, Puthutf has carved an enviable posi- 
tion for himself among contemporary 
painters. The exhibition will only last 
until the 15th of March. 

A I.SON CLARK is holding an exhibition 
of his Mexican canvases at the Sten- 
dahl galleries, in the Ambassador Hotel, 
I.os Angeles, from March 15 to 30. These 
paintings were shown recently at the 
House of Obrien, Chicago, where the exhi- 



bition was most successful from the artists' 
stand point, but unfortunate for California 
as so many canvases will thereby remain 
in the East. 

THE San Diego Museum is holding a 
Homecoming Exhibition of paintings 
by Maurice Braun. This is the most bril- 
liant exhibition which Mr. Braun has ever 
shown and greatest one man show ever 
held in San Diego. There are 72 paint- 
ings—and a group of drawings. Most all 
are large important canvases portraying 
the inspiration of spring, the glorious col- 
oring of autumn and snowy beauty of 
winter in New England where Mr. Braun 
has painted for the past two years. Since his 
returned to San Diego he has painted sev- 
eral interpretations of his first love, the 
dreamy mountains and poetic eucalyptus 
trees. The exhibition continues through 
March 10th. 

TILDEN DAKIN extends an invitation to 
the public to view his musical key 
paintings at the Studio., Court De Linda 
Vista, 1416 Hayworth Ave., Hollywood. 
YTENRY LION, a student at the Otis Art 
Institute was awarded the prize of 
$1000 for the best model submitted for the 
fountain competition at Carthay Center. 
The prize winning design is the figure of a 
miner, the terms of the contest demanding 
a subject of the days of '49, and will be 
almost life size in bronze. The fountain 
and figure are a memorial to Daniel O. 
McCarthy, the father of J. Harvey McCar- 
thy, the builder of Carthay Center. 


THE dates for the concerts by the Phil- 
harmonic Orchestra, Walter Henry 
Rothwell, Conductor, at. the Philharmonic 
Auditorium, Los Angeles, during March 
are: Sunday afternoon Popular concerts 
at 3 o'clock, March 2-16-80. Friday after- 
noon Symphony concerts at 3, March 7-21. 
Saturday evening Symphony concerts at 
8:30, March 8-22. Philharmonic Orchestra 
(special \ March 15, and Philharmonic 
"Pop" concert, March 16. 
J E. BEHYMER presents the Stuart 
Walker Portmanteau Theatre produc- 
tions March 1, at the Philharmonic Audi- 
torium. At the matinee three one act 
plays, and in the evening the "Book of 

THE Chicago Grand Opera Company, Mon- 
A day night, March 3, at the Philhar- 
monic Auditorium, Los Angeles, in "Cleo- 
patra" with Mary Garden in the title role, 
and Baklano:!. Matinee, March 4, "Sa- 
lome," with Mary Garden ; evening, March 

4, "Mefistofele," with Chaliapin. March 

5, "The Jewess" with Rosa Raisa, Lazzari, 
Marshall and Minghetti. 

THE Auditorium Artist Series, manage- 
ment George Leslie Smith, Philhar- 
monic Auditorium, includes Rein aid War- 
renrath, baritone, March 10, and Mario 
Chamlee, tenor, March 17. 
THE Pasadena Music and Art Association 
will present Harold Bauer and Pablo 
Casals, Tuesday evening, March 11, at the 
Pasadena High School Auditorium. 
JOHN McCORMACK will appear in a re- 
turn engagement in recital March 1 1, 
at the Philharmonic Auditorium. 
THE next Coleman Chamber Concert will 
l>e given Wednesday afternoon, March 
nineteenth, at three-thirty, at the residence 
of Mrs. R. L. I. Smith.. 440 Arroyo Ter- 
race, Pasadena. The Seiling Quintet. 
THE third of the symphony series of four 
concerts to be given in Pasadena this 
season by the Philharmonic Orchestra of 
Los Angeles, Walter Henry Rothwell, Con- 
ductor, is announced for March 14, at the 
Raymond Theater. 

TJOSA PONSELLE, of the Metropolitan 
Opera Company, is the last artist of 
the season of the Fitzgerald Concert Di- 
rection, managed by Merle Armitage, and 
will appear in April. 

THE Hotel Huntington Ball Room Con- 
certs, under the direction of Alice 
Seckels, include the following artists and 
dates, Katherine Tift-Jones, Monday eve- 
ning, March 3, presenting a folklore pro- 
gram of the South. Trio Beaux Arts, Mon- 
day evening, March 17, Marie Partridge 
Price, Soprano; Zelma McDonough, Dan- 
ceuse : Mable Marble, Pianist. Renato 
Zanelli, Saturday evening. March 20, Bari- 
tone of the Metropolitan Opera Company. 
THE Zoellner Quartet will give the fifth 
concert of the Biltmoi-e Chamber Music 
series, March 17. in the Music Room of the 
new Biltmore. 

VVTEDNESDAY, March 12, is to be ob- 
" served throughout California as Pub- 
lic School Music Day. 

THE Alice Seckel's Matinee Musicales, 
Vista del Arroyo. Pasadena, include 
for March, Josephine Lucchese, Coloratura 
Soprano, Wednesday afternoon, March 5, 
and The Symphonic Ensemble, Monday af- 
ternoon, March 31. The hour is three 

J OS ANGELES Chamber Music Society 
will present the ninth concert of the 

season March 14, Gamut Club Theater. 

THE Woman's Symphony Orchestra, con- 
ducted by Henry Schoenefeld, will give 

the second concert of the season April 16. 

at the Philharmonic Auditorium. 

THE Santa Barbara Community Arts Or- 
chestra will begin its Spring Series of 

six concerts Sunday afternoon. March 2, 

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at the Recreation Center, with Brahm 
Vanderberg, pianist, soloist. There will 
be a special Easter program. Sylvain 
Noack, first violin and concert master of 
the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra 
will be soloist at one of the series. Sec- 
ond concert March 16. 

JOHN McCORMACK will be heard in 
*^ return engagements at the Philharmonic 
Auditorium, on the afternoon of March 8, 
and on March 11. 

JOHN ARDIZONI, dramatic baritone, will 
be heard in recital at the Philharmonic 
Auditorium, Sunday afternoon, March 9. 
The assisting artists are Chevalier Fulgen- 
zio Guerrieri and Raymond McFeeters. 
A liberal portion of the proceeds of this 
recital will be devoted to the assistance of 
the Disabled Veterans of the World War. 

JEAN GERARDY, Belgian cellist, and 
" Harold Bauer, pianist, will appear in 
concert at the Philharmonic Auditorium, 
March 13. 

7%/rARIO CHAMLEE, tenor, will be heard 
in concert at the Philharmonic Audi- 
torium, March 17. 

THOMAS WILFRED and his Clavilux, 
announced as "The Organ that plays 
colors instead of sounds," will appear in 
Pasadena, Saturday evening, March 22, 
Pasadena High School. 

THE Los Angeles Trio announce a eon- 

cert for March 27. 
THE annual election of officers of the 

Gamut Club was held in February. 
The following directorate was elected, and 
this board will choose its officers next 
week : L. E. Behymer, Dudlev Chandler, 
C. C. Draa, W. Francis Gates, E. G. Judah. 
J. F. Kanst, Charles E. Pemberton, Ben. 
F. Pierson and Harrison Wiley. 
THE Pacific Coast Musician changed the 

size of its pages with a recent issue 
and increased the number of pages, and 
has every reason to feel proud, not only 
of the general appearance but of the sub- 
ject matter presented every week. This 
journal is published primarily in the in- 
terest of the musicians on this coast and 
becomes a guide to the best in music to all 
its readers. 


jYJISS HELEN HAINES will give her 
final "Book Talk" for this season, 
Thursday evening, March 13. The subject 
will be "Books some people like ; distinc- 
tive in interest or unusual in quality." 
The talk will be given in the Boys' and 
Girls' Library at 8 o'clock, in Pasadena. 
give the last two current reviews of 
the season at the Shakespeare Club House, 
Pasadena, March 7 and April 4, at 11 a. m. 
THE City Planning Commission and the 
Board of City Directors have an- 
nounced the decision of the jury of awards 
as to the designs for the City Hall, Muni- 
cipal Auditorium, and Public Library. 
The winning architects are: City Hall, 
Bakewell and Brown, San Francisco; Muni- 
cipal Auditorium, Edwin Bergstrom, Los 
Angeles, with Cyril Bennett and Fitch H. 
Haskell, Pasadena, associates. Public Li- 
brary, Myron Hunt, Pasadena, H. C. 
Chambers, Los Angeles. 

THE calendar of the Contemporary Club 
of Redlands for the month includes: 
March 3, Lecture, "Drama as a Social 
Force," Louis K. Anspacher. March 19, 
Informal address, "Seein* Things," Mr. 
Herbert E. Barnes. March 17, Smiley 
Day. Mrs. Paul Moore, Chairman. March 
24, Travelogue with Costumes, India and 
the South Seas. Mrs. Oliver Bainbridge. 
THE Community Arts Players of Santa 
Barbara announce the production dates 
rf the month as March 21-22, Potter 

RATIONAL Convention of the Drama 
League of America will be held in 
Pasadena May 26-June 2. This will be 
the first assembly of the organization west 
of the Mississippi although it is the four- 
teenth annual meeting of the Drama 
League. Pasadena Center will he host 
to the convention under the leadership of 
its president. Miss Eleanor M. Bissell. 
Gilmor Brown, chairman of the program 
committee, has mapped out a tentative 
schedule for the week, assisted by Dr. Mar- 
garet S. Carhart, University of California, 
Southern Branch ; '1 iss Margaret Penney 
and Mi's. H. I. Stuart. In the past Drama 
League conventions have limited their meet- 
ings to three davs, but there is so much 
to be taken up this year the time is more 
than doubled. 

THE Community Playhouse Calendar for 
A March is: March 3-8, "The New York 
Idea." by Langdon Mitchell; March 17-22, 
"Lilliom," by Franz Molnar, a New York 
Theatre Guild success. 

J> AS ADEN A Lecture Course announces 
the revised schedule as follows: March 
4, Count Harry Kessler, Diplomat and Po- 
litical Economist,. "The Future of Europe" ; 
Friday evening, March 14, 8:15, William 
Morris Hughes. P. C, ex-Premier of Aus- 
tralia, "The Pacific : The Coming World 
Problem" ; March 25, Samuel McC. Cro- 
thers. Essayist and Pastor of the First 
Unitarian Church of Cambridge, Mass., 
"The Advancing Frontier of Morals"; Ap- 
ril 1, Alexander Meiklejohn, former presi- 
dent of Amherst. "The College of Tomor- 
row" ; April 8, Rebecca West, noted En- 
glish novelist, "The Spirit and Tendency 
of the Modern Novel." 


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MARCH, 1924 



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(The Allied Architects, Los Angeles) 

The Entourage of Public Buildings H. C. Nickerson 7 

Friendship Claud Simson 9 

The California Troubadour 10 

Literary Gossip Mrs. W. C. Morrow 10 

Paintings by John Frost M. U. Seares 10 

The Ojai Country Club Harold R. Hesler 12 

Mills College Carolyn Jennings and Helen Broadwell 14 

Town and Country Clubs and Functions If) 

Southland Opinion 16,17 

The Horse Show 18,19 

Bulletin of the Architectural Club 20 

Gardening in California Allison Woodvian 22 

The Room as a Composition Edith Hynes 22 

Houses by Clifford Truesdell, Jr 23 

Books From the Atlantic Coast E. M. G. Carpenter 24 

The Chapter Meeting A. I. A H. O. Sexsmith 25 

The Assistance League Bulletin 28 

This number contains the first appearance of The Bulletin of The 
Assistance League of Southern California. 

This Magazine contains the Official Bulletin of the Architectural 
Club of Los Angeles, California. 

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IN 1893 at the World's Fair, a great mass of American people saw 
for the first time a successful example of planning and design 
on a large scale. They saw great throngs of people, moving in and 
out of monumental buildings intelligently planned and arranged in 
beautiful surroundings, and looked upon long vistas and compositions 
designed to please the eye. To them at that time it all seemed vision- 
ary and idealistic, because few felt the pinch of congested buildings or 
the strangulation of city life. To them the Champs Elysee and the 
Bois de Boulogne at Paris, the public squares and the Thames Em- 
bankment in London and Unter den Linden in Berlin were for the 
wealthy traveler and the foreigner: never applicable to American life. 
Only those of foresight could realize the future utility in broad 
avenues, great open air meeting places of the people and the needed 

restfulness of green grass and water views. But there were those 
who did understand and appreciate the future necessity of breathing 
spaces, of playgrounds and resting places in the development of our 
great cities. Frederick Law Olmsted in 1898 courageously defied 
the rapid growth of New York City by building such a monumental 
and needful reservation in the very heart of that great city that no 
civic government or high finance will ever wrest this treasure from 
ihe people of New York; and again in Boston, Olmsted loyally sup- 
ported by Charles Eliot, years ago laid the foundation for the Middle- 
sex Fells, Franklin Park and the Fens, which lead the people of 
Boston out of the city life into suburbs for which Boston is noted. 
In these early days, Philadelphia also sensed the need of reservations 
in building Fairmont Park and highways leading out of the city. 


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C A L 1 F o K NIA S <> U T U L A S D 

As a proof that Civic Planning became a practical necessity and 
not idealistic theory, other cities responded. In Cleveland, San Fran- 
cisco, Chicago and Washington persistent effort has resulted in relief, 
at least temporary, in the problems of traffic and congested building, 
in grouping of public buildings and reservation of parks. In this 
work Daniel H. Burnham played a prominent part. In a lecture 
Mr. Burnham stated: 

"Will not the people of a continuing democracy awaken some 
time to the fact that they can possess as a community what they 
cannot as individuals; and will they not then demand delightful- 
ness as a part of life, and get- it'.' The realization of this will 
not be long coming, if one may judge from the growth of public 
improvement in the last few years. The men of 1850 knew much, 
but those of 1910 know enough more to make their work seem 
marvelous in contrast, and we may be sure that the men of 1960 
will regard us as we do our predecessors. But it. is not merely 
in the number of facts or sorts of knowledge that progress lies; 
it is still more in the geometric ratio of sophistication, in the 
geometric widening of the sphere of knowledge, which every year 
is taking in a larger percentage of people as time goes on. And 
remember that knowledge brings desire, and desire brings action. 
A mighty change having come about in fifty years, and our pace 
of development having immensely accelerated, our sons and 
grandsons are going to demand and get results that would 
stagger us. Remember that a noble logical diagram once 
recorded will never die; long after we are gone it will be a living 
thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency; and, above 
all, remember that the greatest and noblest that man can do is 

fight for space. How long will it be before there is no place whereon 
to grow grass, to plant flowers, to broaden streets or develop monu- 
mental architectural design. How many parks are there in our fast 
growing cities and towns and what areas will be left for the use of 
the people? 

"There is indeed a charm and sacredness in street architecture 
which must be wanting to even that of the temple: it is a little 
thing for men to unite in the forms of a religious service, but it 
is much for them to unite, like true brethren, in the arts and 
offices of their daily lives." 

Happily the problems of Administration Center are being intelli- 
gently considered and successfully solved in the cities of Los Angeles 
and Pasadena. But this is only a beginning. Before too late, grave 
consideration and vigorous action in coordinating and enhancing the 
many points of interest in the various cities must be undertaken; 
parks, playgrounds and centers must be linked together and made 
accessible. Now, when our cities are undergoing a great transforma- 
tion, is the time to consider the beautification and perfection of their 
architectural development. To obviate the existing rectilinear arrange- 
ment of streets, even the smallest reservation of space or variation in 
straight line is important if skillfully handled. Grass, planting, 
fountain and water are applicable to small areas of the city as well 
as to outlying districts. The proposed subway stations will afford 
new opportunity for landscape and architectural details. The use of 



yet to come, and that this will ever be so, else is evolution a 

Southern California is fast becoming a notable community in the 
greatest country in the world. Two of its chief attractions are the 
beauty of its country and the freedom of its life, Kved on the land 
instead of in the upper part of a steel structure. The wonders of the 
climate will be of no avail in the development of a splendid civilization 
unless the natural beauties and the open life are maintained. So long 
as home life obtains, industrial strife and labor controversies will be 
minimized; home ownership is a fundamental asset in industrial devel- 
opment. During 1922 a new house was built every twenty-six minutes 
of a working day in Los Angeles, and we would like to picture each 
one of these houses with its own garden of flowers and trees. In 
the meantime our land is being branded with the gridiron of the sub- 
divider and our buildings grow higher and more cramped in their 

arcades for buildings in congested areas has proved practical in other 
cities and is peculiarly adapted to this southern climate. The appli- 
cation of good sculpture should not be restricted to parks, but should 
emphasize and give interest to important street junctions and places 
of memorial association. The design of commercial buildings may 
well consider the relationship with neighboring buildings. In other 
cities a precedent has been established, when areas are to be rebuilt, 
of making a comprehensive architectural study with a view to so 
grouping and designing commercial buildings that there is a compati- 
bility and pleasing appearance in mass and detail. 

Most important of all is the maintenance and appreciative treat- 
ment of the hills in and about Los Angeles so that the unusual and 
characteristic topography will not be obliterated. It must be remem- 
bered that architecture is not confined to building of structures, but 
"is a civic art, that is, the master art which coordinates the other arts." 





You have bound yourself so closely round my heart , 

Friend of Aline, 
Thai it seems as if our paths could never part, 
Friend of Mine! 
Oft the vine forsakes the wall. 
Stars have e'en been known to fall — 
You are not like star or vine, 

Friend of Mine! 

You have played upon the lute strings of my soul. 

Friend of Mine, 
Singing blissful songs that through my being roll, 
Friend of Mine; 
There are silences somewhere , 
Songless lips of mute despair — 

Sing for aye your song divine, 

Friend of Aline! 

You have decked my life with roses red as flame, 

Friend of Mine, 
And of Paradise made more than just a name, 
Friend of Aline ; 
Flowers fade, their perfume dies, 
Visions pass from watching eyes, 
Hut in heaven our roses shine, 

Friend of Aline! 


TWO happily married comrades, Western 
Australians, had just come from historic 
Europe steeped in its finest sentiment, deeply 
impressed by its accumulated treasures 
wrought by great souls who put poetry and 
beauty into their achievements. 

Carrying these high standards in their 
minds, the travelers arrived in the land of 
the Stars and Stripes, and stepped into a tre- 
mendous whirl of commerce and mechanical 
success, and having investigated life under 
varied conditions in numerous cities, and 
charmed by the natural landscape they passed, 
finally visited the City by the Golden Gate, 
seething with varied types of people from all 

The wanderers found many interesting fea- 
tures in San Francisco, with its wonderful 
vistas, renowned park with its added attrac- 
tions, and the adjacent country and fell un- 
der the spell. They especially enjoyed looking 
at the bookstores and in one window more 
than usually attractive their attention was 
riveted upon a lovely lyric of precious senti- 
ment, enclosed in a decorative design; enter- 
ing the store they became the happy pos- 
sessors of this California souvenir of one of 
her most famous sons, to travel with them 
over the seas to the land of the fragrant 
eucalyptus, the bounding kangaroo, sunny Aus- 

:|e 3|( <|t + * 

Motoring down to San Jose to bid adieu 
to a fellow Australian and his Californian 
wife, they stayed to dine, and just before 
they rose to leave, the host said he would 
read them a charming and favorite poem. 

At the conclusion of the reading, the visit- 
ors' faces were radiant with smiles and ex- 
changing gleams, exclaimed together "that is 
the poem we are going to place in our home, 
to grace our living room, to speak from the 
wall. It never occurred to us you knew the 

"On returning, after a long absence from 
home," said the host, "the first book taken 
from the case was a volume of verse, a Cali- 
fornia Troubadour, a personal gift to me from 
the poet, with his autograph inscribed therein," 
and, added the host, "no collection of poetry 
written in the English language would be com- 
plete without Clarence T. Urmy's 'Friend of 
Mine.' The more it is read, the more it is 

"The beauty of his soul glows in this exqui- 
site poem. 

It enclosed us all in its tenderness, and we 
bade each other a reluctant good-bye under its 
etheral influence. 





LOREN BARTON, California's etcher and painter, has made a 
sketch for the cover of The Day That I Was Born, a little 
brochure of Clarence Urmy's story, illustrated with poems and pic- 
tures of San Francisco. So charming is Miss Barton's interpretation 
of the spirit of California embodied in the story of the poet's early 
life and the vagabond singer, "French Louis," who figures in the tale, 
that the pencil sketch itself is here preserved in an engraving. From 
this sketch also an etching The Troubadour has been made in Miss 
Barton's inimitable technique, and now shown in the Zimmerman 
studio, Pasadena. With Manuel, The Pirate and The Troubadour 
to speak for her, the fame of this indomitable worker is spreading to 
the four seas. 

The Troubadour will be done in heavy line and printed in gold on 
the cover of the book, now in press. Proceeds from this, the first 
posthumous reprint of Clarence Urmy's works, will form a continuous 
small addition to the fund now in the hands of a group of Mr. Urmy's 
friends in San Francisco, designed to build a beautiful monumentto 
this first of California's native poets, in Old South Park, San Fran- 
cisco, near which the California!) was born in 1858. Miss Ruth Royce, 
late of the State College Library in San Jose and now secretary to 
Dean Wilbur Gresham at the Cathedral office in San Francisco, has 
been appointed by the Dean to receive additional contributions to the 
monument which will symbolize the California Troubadour in bronze, 
and be an embodiment of all the mirth and joy in life and nature for 
which this friendliest of Californians stood until the day of his pass- 
ing and for which his work in poetry, music and dramatic criticism 
will forever stand. 


By Mrs. W. C. Morrow 

THE houses that were in South Park and on Rincon Hill were 
the homes of the rich and were filled with many treasures and 
works of art, but often one came across an unpretentious cottage or 
dwelling that outwardly was falling into decay, and presented a 
neglected and dejected front to the world. Set amidst desolate, 
windswept sand, they bore an outward air of poverty. Within, they 
contained many valuable articles: plate glass mirrors set in Floren- 
tine frames, lambrequins of rich texture hanging over curtains of 
filmy lace, oil paintings that might have graced any h3me, marble 
statues and marble-topped tables, bureaus and dressing tables and 
antique furniture — all in the best possible taste. Many houses held 
the square, old fashioned piano, Japanese lacquered screens, tables 
of teakwood, carved Chinese furniture, wonderful chests bound in 
brass and treasures from Indian and the Orient, as well as many 
handsome mementoes from their former homes. Rare china, rich, 
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ALSATIANS have sung of 
the blue Alsatian moun- 
tains; and famed in song and 
story they live forever. Califor- 
nians may well paint pictures 
of their mountains and praise 
them in song. For California 
is not only a Pacific Coast 
State, it is a mountainous State 
and the beauty of the blue hills 
and violet ranges, the uplift of 
the mountain fastnesses and the 
joy of mounting to Sierra 
meadows and camping among 
the silent trees make them, per- 
haps, the greatest boon of a 
Californian's existence. 

Mr. John Frost, painter by 
inheritance, training, and in- 
nate genius and love of nature, 
has painted our California 
mountains in all their changing 
colors, but whether they show 
flat as a Puvis de Chavannes or 
stand out in all their rugged- 
ness so appealing to a man's 
painter, he paints them as 
blue as they are and as we have 
always known they are, but have 
never before seen them painted. 

Mr. Frost's own life abroad 
and in New York has given him 
command of all that the world 
of art has to offer in skill and 
technique. His life among the 
mountains, on the desert, or 
working in his studio has fitted 
him to express his appreciation 
of California's deep sources of 
beauty. "Straight painting," is a 

A California Landscape by 
John Frost, Pasadena, Calif. 




fellow artist's designation of Mr. Frost's canvases. So, as amateurs, 
we need not try to criticize but may enjoy Mr. Frost's paintings 
with clear consciences and revel in their actual beauty to our heart's 
content. Their beauty is indeed their chief appeal to the connois- 
seur of beauty; and herein does the artist show his skill in pleasing 
the public also, for he can record that delicate balance of color — 
golden dustcloud and purple distance, yellow sycamores against the 
pale-blue mountains, — blue and gold, California's own colors which 
give the sparkle to our winters and delight us whether found on 
canvas or in nature unadorned. 

Like the Atlantic painters, Mr. Frost revels in the careful deline- 
ation of beautiful skies, and like the French he loves a screen of 


pollard willows showing a lovely distance between its filmy leaves. 

But most of all his subtle skill lies in the composition of a real 
picture out of the pictorial elements with which California abounds; 
and California rewards him by an amazing appreciation of his 
fine landscapes, cool, unaffected and superb in their quiet mastery. 

The purple shadow of an angel's wing 
Is flung across the range and softly creeps 
Adown the mountain-side; the rocky steeps 

Are blurred with veils of amethyst that fling 

Their filmy folds 'round barren spots that cling 
To jagged slopes; the yawning canyon keeps 
Fond tryst with Dusk, the windless forest sleeps, 

With naught save one faint, long line lingering. 

So, when the angel-shadow falls on me, 

And from Life's landscape I am blotted out, 
Ne'er to return to my accustomed place, 
In Memory's haze let my shortcomings be 
Concealed, forgotten, but may no one doubt 
That I the line of beauty sought to trace. 

Clarence Thomas Urmy, in A California Troubadour. 




WHEN you leave the main highway at 
Ventura and start up the winding road 
to "The Ojai" you leave behind the rush and 
roar of traffic, the confusion and mad hurry 
of the beaten paths of modern life. You enter 
another world once you have turned the corner 
just beyond the old Buena Ventura Mission 
in the quaint old town of Ventura-by-the-Sea. 
The road, seldom straight for any distance, 
winds on and up at an easy grade. A de- 
lightful rambling sort of road, that wins you 

before the first mile is passed, and invites you 
to stop and loaf in many a shady spot. Flocks 
of sheep loiter along the fences on either side 
and tiny lambs with wobbly legs that seem 
hardly strong enough to bear them, bleat 
plaintively for their mothers. The traditional 
black sheep is there too and the faithful shep- 
ard dog, alert and on duty. You are led gently 
on, forgetting the turmoil left behind, until 
you enter the matchless valley of the Ojai. 
Before you realize, the spell of the place is 

upon you — the quiet — the peace — the unspoiled 
beauty of it all holds you. Few places in Cali- 
fornia have so great an attraction. The charm 
of the place baffles and you cast about in your 
mind to know its secret. Is it the simple 
beauty of the valley unspoiled by man? Is 
it the remoteness from jarring noises of the 
streets? Or is it the spirit of peace that seems 
to brood over the whole valley? Whatever it 
is everyone feels its charm and everyone 
wants to linger. 




At first thought the idea of a modern coun- 
try club, up-to-date in its appointments, gives 
one a shock, as something incongruous and 
wholly out of place, but so carefully and lov- 
ingly has the work been done that the charm 
of the spot has been greatly enhanced rather 
than diminished. Great credit is due the 
founders of the club, who conceived the idea 
and worked so harmoniously with the architect 
and decorator. A private drive leads from the 
main road to Nordoff, about a half a mile 
above the quaint little village, and winds up 
a green knoll right in the center of the whole 
valley, from which a commanding view is had 
all around the country on every side. 

It is like standing in the center of a huge 
bowl looking out on every side over the valley 
to the softly folded hills and the high moun- 
tains that lift themselves beyond them. The 
knoll has been leveled sufficiently to provide 
ample parking space and to hold the building 
itself, and then drops gently away to the roll- 
ing valley below. 

The club house itself is so much a part of 
the whole country side that you feel that it 
must have always been there. It is a low 
rambling, white-washed building with red tiled 
roof and flagstone terraces, with quaint wall 
fountain, nestling under a spreading live-oak 
tree, and corridors paved with old square red 
tiles, where lunch is served on bare brown, 
hand-made refectory tables, with orange mats 
at each place, to hold the gaily colored dishes. 
The crude old chairs with high backs and na- 
tive California rush seats made from the Cali- 
fornia tules. 

To have luncheon in such an environment 
and look off between the square supports of 
the low tiled roof, to the blue mountains and 
softly rolling valley and the brilliant Califor- 
nia sky, is an event worth going miles to 

Inside the thick walls of the clubhouse, a 
blaze of color greets you. This is made nec- 

essary by reason of the fact, that the rough 
walls are a neutral tone — dull sandy white, 
like an old wall that has been time worn into 
a delightful soft texture. The heavy, rough- 
hewn beams, iron bound, are treated in such 
a manner as to give the effect of great age. 
In order to counteract the cold feeling of the 
bare walls and carry out the early Spanish 
spirit it was necessary to use gay color. Tones 
of burnt orange and blue and soft green have 
been successfully employed. 

The roof timbers in the main living room 
are left exposed, while the ceiling in the din- 
ing room end is lower and made of wide rough 
boards, painted in dull Spanish colors, which 
give a warm glow to this end of the room. 
A high-back dresser of quaint design stands 
against the end wall of the dining room, and 
holds gaily colored Spanish plates and dishes. 

At the opposite end of the long room which 
serves both as living room and dining room, 
and is divided by folding screens which are a 
decoration in themselves, is the large fire- 
place with sloping chimney-breast running 
to the open roof. The simplicity of the fire- 
place adds to its interest. Its only ornamenta- 
tion being a row of old Spanish tiles set at 
intervals around the opening. A huge iron 
ring set in the side hold the necessary poker 
and fire tools. The hand-wrought andirons 
hold four-foot logs. The light fixtures, door- 
latches and tall candlesticks are all curiously 
wrought in rusted iron. The doors are made 
of rough boards painted a brilliant blue and 
then glazed down to a soft greeny-blue making 
a delightful note of color in the deep recesses 

in which they are set. The windows too are 
set deeply in the thick walls, which helps to 
give the foreign and old world feeling that 
pervades the whole exterior and interior. 

Neutral rugs and plain cool walls make pos- 
sible the use of bright colored draperies at 
doors and windows. Long simple curtains of 
coarse hand-woven linen in broad stripes of 
orange and old green and brown hang in plain 
folds at these openings. 

The comfort of the guests is not forgotten 
and deep chairs and couches are provided, cov- 
ered in hand-blocked linens and rough text- 
ured materials of gay orange tones. Several 
hand-wrought Mexican chairs covered in na- 
tive pig-skin lend delightful touches to the 
rooms. Writing desks with old brass candle- 
sticks are placed in quiet corners. Long, low 
tables crudely made to carry out the atmos- 

phere of early California days, are provided 
for magazines and papers; and on one of 
these, as a crowning glory, stands a great 
brass bowl piled high with fruits and vege- 
tables, and bright leaves gathered from nearby 

One could write on indefinitely about the 
Ojai Country Club, for there is an indescrib- 
able charm about the whole place and its truly 
matchless setting. 

It is the sort of thing that must be seen to 
be appreciated. It has all the lure and beauty 
and romance of the early California days, 
when the Indians roamed over these same hills 
and the Padres walked a day's journey from 
one mission to another. 


COUNTRY clubs are springing up all over 
the Southland of California and vie with 
each other in beauty of architecture and in- 
terior furnishing fitly representing the joyous, 
out-door life of the people. With the Women's 
club house they form centers of vital interest 
in our newest civilization. 

But the women's clubs are still more sub- 
stantial and necessary in their contribution to 
our social fabric; for it is within their charm- 
ing walls that the women leaders are studying 
now the problems of home, education, and so- 
cial manners and customs. 

California Southland has undertaken to 
record these discussions and decisions when- 
ever notable contributions are made; and to 
show, from time to time pictures of distinctive 
structures, planned by good architects and in- 
terior furnishers of good repute, under the 
direction of the women who use them. 

On invitation from the Woman's Club of 
Covina, the editor spoke last month in that 
charming literary town on "College Life for 
Girls,' and was delighted to find that the Presi- 
dent of the Club, Miss Helen Broadwell, is a 
Mills girl. At our request she has given the 
following terse opinion on the subject: 

"In the first place I think the knowledge 
one gains at college is only a small part of the 
benefit one should obtain. College should be 
merely the beginning of our real mental and 
spiritual activity rather than the end. I per- 
sonally believe that Mills College is a place 
that should accomplish this for the student, 
not only because of the excellency of the cur- 
riculum and the beauty of the surroundings, 
but because of the opportunity to be under 
the guidance of Dr. Reinhardt, Dean Ege, Mrs. 
Sweezy, Prof. James and other members of the 
faculty. I am very much in favor of the small 
college for this very reason. Individual stu- 
dents can then truly feel and know and benefit 
by their teachers. 

There is a definite spirit about Mills which 
every girl who has been there surely must feel. 
I have known a little of some of the other col- 
leges also, so I know my enthusiasm for Mills 
in particular doesn't rest in the fact that to 
me it is the only college!" 

Miss Carolyn Jenning, now at Mills from 
Covina, has also sent to these pages excellent 
engravings of the campus and contributions 
from the Junior Year Book and the catalogue 
from which we have selected the following to 
give our readers from outside States an idea 
of California's foremost women's college. 



C A L I F () R X I A S U V T II LA S I) 


ONCE, when I was very young, our family received a catalogue from a gentle- 
man's clothing house. It was a beautiful booklet. The gentlemen all wore 
peg-top trousers and flat hats and they nonchalantly strolled about in well known 
places in or about the city of San Francisco. I curled up in the family armchair 
and perused the booklet carefully, though 1 should have been doing my arith- 
metic — only too well did I know it. But it was the delight of procrastination, that 
half worried, half devil-may-care atmosphere, that made it all the more pleasant. 
I turned to page fourteen, and there, pictured in black and white, was the realiza- 
tion of one of my greatest dreams. There was a youth in one of "Our high- 
waisted models," a handsome youth he was, too. There was also a beautiful 
young lady, and the handsome youth was leading her past the campanile at Mills 
College. So this was all in the daily life of a college girl — the thrill of it. I knew 
immediately what my future should be. Although I was very young at the time 
I never forgot. It was this determination that held me through the agonies of 
high school "math." 

Finally the day came when I was eligible for the great adventure. I became 
a Mills Freshman. I presently found that one does not come to colloge primarily 
to lead young gentlemen past the campanile, but the long-felt determination never 
faltered. Presently there was a "prom." I scorned the male infants from home. 
My room-mate offered me a "man." My first evening dress, a full moon, the man 
in perfect evening clothes, and the campanile chiming eleven seemed even imrc 
perfect than the picture of long ago. The night came. It was rainy. There was 
no moon. The "man" was only a bit different from the children at home. Only 
the chimes were stoically cheerful when they struck eleven. This was the only 
attempt of my Freshman year. It was a failure. I was despondent. I was over- 
worked. I became a Sophomore man hater — and thus slipped by another year. 
Then I became a Junior, dignified, capable. I knew I could do it. A friend of 
mine sent out a friend of hers to call. He was an influential cub reporter on one 
of the dailies. In preparation for the occasion I took "The Brothers Karamazoo" 
under my arm and Hibben's "Logic — Deductive and Inductive" (Mathematics or 
Logic — three units under plan A — see page forty-five of the Bulletin) in my hand 
and went out and sat on the Oval. The scene of action should be near in this case. 
A serious academic air and the afternoon sun pouring over the shoulders of "El 
Campanil" as it chimed four seemed beautiful to me. I waited until only cold 
shadows fell upon the Oval and it was the dinner bell that finally called me away. 
1 learned later that a frothy young Freshman had met my man as he came from 
the car and had kindly helped him to find me. They had hunted at the Lake, at 
Sunnyside, and all along the brook. I am still that Junior, but nothing has hurt 
my indomitable courage. It has just occurred to me that perhaps it is not essential 
that I be led past our campanile on foot. I have heard of the friend of a distant 
member of my family who is the possessor of a large and powerful car. Perhaps 


some day next year he will drive up to Senior porch, prefer- 
ably when the roses are in bloom. I will come out with 
a rose veil over my little hat, and we will speed off in 
the large and powerful car, I waving triumphantly to my 
friends who will be hanging out of the front windows, and 
the gentleman busily stepping on the cut-out. We will 
dash past the campanile and out at the gate with a pean 
of victory from the Klexon. 

But even here my common sense bids me stop and I 
know that my prophecy is false. The gentleman will be 
one of those reckless souls who have a noble disdain for 
all traffic regulations. He will complacently turn to the 
left as he comes upon the Oval, and we will leave quietly 
with a perfunctory wave of the hand to a few of my 
acquaintances at the library windows. My college days will 
be over. 

But 1 know very well what will happen. After I have 
been out in the wide world for some time — how long I do 
not know, but some day when the under-graduates know 
me no longer — I will return to the campus. I will be led 
past the campanile by a staid and sensible business man 
who can no longer wear "high-waisted models" — and those 
few girls who do notice us will either say unkind things 
about my hat or smile tolerantly at an Indian summer ro- 

Truer still, something tells me that it will be summer 
on the Oval, and there will be no one to see but Peter, the 


MILLS COLLEGE belongs to that essentially American 
type of educational institution, founded by individuals 
to make possible the best development of individuals. Its 
history parallels the history of California. Gold was dis- 
covered in California in 18-18. Four years later the earliest 
foundations of Mills were laid in Benicia. Developed by the 
strong personality of Mary Atkins until 18fi5, the founda- 
tion was purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus T. Mills, educa- 
tors of long and varied experience. Dr. Mills was a gradu- 
ate of Williams College under Mark Hopkins, and Mrs. 
Mills a graduate of Mount Holyoke under Mary Lyon. 
Daughters of the pioneers thronged the school in such num- 
bers that it was necessary to seek a new site, and a large 
foothill acreage in Oakland was chosen. 

In 1871 the opening of the building now known as Mills 
Hall was an event of interest in the chronicles of the day. 
In 1877 the founders deeded the school to a Board of Trus- 
tees. Later, as the public school system developed and took 
over secondary education, they realized that their best ser- 
vice for women lay in higher education, and in 1885 a 
College Charter was granted by the State of California. — 
Mills College Bulletin, Catalogue for 1923-1924. 




\A 7"H ETHER because the month of February, even with leap-year 
V V providing an extra day, is the shortest month in the year and 
a reminder of the fleetness of time, or because such numbers of people 
are going abroad early this year, or because the long hoped for rains 
are scheduled for March, or just for no real reason at all the things 
to do seem to crowd and overlap one another both in Los Angeles 
and the smaller cities. Weddings, engagements, and private parties 
of all kinds were closely crowded by club and charity functions. The 
musical programs of the month were unusually attractive and the art 

exhibitions in all the galleries 

were varied and particularly in- 
teresting. The John Frost can- 
vases at the Ambassador, Hovsep 
Pushman at the Cannell and 
Chaffin galleries, and Maynard 
Dixon at the Biltmore Salon of- 
fered a catholicity of choice. 

ONE of the prettiest and gay- 
est benefit affairs was the 
"Shawl Dinner" given at the 
Community House of the Assist- 
ance League. As many beautiful 
Spanish shawls are treasured by 
the descendants of the old fam- 
ilies in Southern California it 
was a charming thought to have 
them the motif for a dinner, add- 
ing, as they did, floods of brilliant 
coloring, and awakening reminis- 
cences of the days when a shawl 
and a fan were used to convey 
much more than words. Spanish 
shawls were not obligatory as the 
lovely lace ones of other lands 
were permissable but a sufficient 
number were used to bring again 
the dreamy flavor of a more rest' 
ful period. And speaking of 
flavors, those of interest to an 
epicure were provided by the 
Spanish dinner which accom- 
panied the shawls. The menu 
was selected and tha arrange- 
ments for the dinner made by 
Mrs. Arthur Wright, one of the 
Estudillo family, which assured 
the preparation of a real Span- 
ish dinner, and to be thoroughly 
in accord with the menu Mrs. 
Wright wore a complete Spanish 
costume including the mantilla. 



THE new club house of the 
Flintridge Riding Club was 
opened February 16 with a buffet luncheon, followed by a club horse 
show and gymkhana. The club house was designed by Reginald John- 
son, who is an enthusiastic member and who, with his family, was 
entered in the later show. Nothing so thoroughly emphasizes the 
existence of family ties, and old friendships, as the club affairs in 
and around Pasadena. This riding club, for instance, might almost 
seem an annex to the Valley Hunt Club, so many hold memberships 
in both. The sons and daughters of the founders of the Valley Hunt 
Club cling to that with great affection even though they may hold 
many other club memberships, which helps us to realize southern 
California is not made up entirely of tourists and apartment-house- 
dwellers but that through it all and underlying it all there is a solid 
foundation of real American homes, where the parents and children 
have the same interests and jcin in the same entertainments. 

The Club horse-show gave a delightful example of this spirit in the 
"Family Group" entries, an entirely original and new idea with rib- 
bons awarded the best and most complete groups. The blue ribbon 
went to the William Carey Marbles, with their four husky youngsters, 
while the Reginald Johnsons, Robert Fullertons, Jr., and Robert Leon- 
ards were all in the ribbons. 

THE new "Fiesta Ballroom" at the Ambassador was the setting 
for the Bridge-Mah Jongg party, planned by the Hollywood 
division of the Committee on the Building fund of the Women's 
Residence Hall at the University of Southern California, and which 
was a most successful precursor of the "Two Hundred Dollar" lunch- 
eon at the Biltmore on March third. This luncheon, the clumination 
of the work of the committee, was made even more lucrative to the 
fund as, due to the generosity of an unmentioned donor the actual 
luncheon was paid for in advance and all the money received per 
plate was sheer gain to the building fund. 

Dr. Aurelia Reinhardt, President of Mills College, Oakland, was 
the guest of honor and spoke delightfully of "The College Girl," who 
will benefit so decidedly through this Women's Building. Mrs. Albert 
Sherman Hoyt is the General Chairman of the Building Fund Com- 
mittee and made her report of the assurance of even more money 
than the sum actually contemplated. 

The Girls' Glee Club of the U. S. C. sang during luncheon, and 
later Josephine Lucchese, sang and sang again, responding most 
graciously to the appreciation of her glorious voice. 

POSSIBLY again because of the unbroken stretch of sunshine, and 
desert like clearness of the air, the Valley Hunt Club announced 
"The Sheik's Frolic," In the Streets of Cairo, an Oriental Masque" 
on Friday evening February 29, as the Mid-winter ball. It is not 
probably that there is in Southern California another organization 
similar to this club in point of friendliness and old time hospitality, 
it savors much more of some old club of the old South, the friendships 
are of long standing, and, as is usual with such friendships, "long 
suffering and enduring." 

The principal requisite for the success of a bal masque is that 

when the midnight hour for "un- 
veiling arrives" there shall be no 
unpleasant surprises but the 
gayety prevail uninterrupted, 
therefore it is well to be in the 
hands of friends. The costumes 
rose to the cresendo of brilliant 
color and down the scale again, 
from grave to gay and back 
again. It may be the Chairman 
of the Ball Committee wanted to 
be assured of plenty of men that 
he chose the alluring designation, 
as surely few males would fail to 
appear when given this oppor- 
tunity to qualify as a Western 

THE Annandale Golf Club also 
decided their February party 
should be a Masquerade, and as 
the date was the Saturday im- 
mediately following George 
Washington's birthday, the decor- 
ations and entertainment were 
closely allied with that period in 
our history. During dinner a 
Minuet, recalling the days of the 
powdered hair and the peruke, 
was given by classical dancers 
from the Shawn schDol. 

THE third annual Los Angeles 
Horse Show, sponsored by 
the Southern California Riding 
and Driving Club, opened in the 
Arena on the Ambassador Hjtel 
Grounds, February 23, and filled 
the last week of the month with 
innumerable gayeties. Dinner 
parties preceding the show every 
evening and gay and informal 
groups gathering for a "bite" be- 
fore separating. The boxes, a 
hundred in number, held the most 
distinctive members of the social 
world from Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Barbara. The entrants 
were principally from this Coast, though a number of good horses 
were brought to the show from the East and middle West. 



ONG BEACH centers much of its social life at present in and 
J about the Hotel Virginia. At luncheon there the other day be- 
fore Lucchese sang in the grand salon by arrangement of Miss Kath- 
ryn Coffield, with L. E. Behymer, one saw many other luncheons in 
progress and caught the sounds of laughter and applause from an- 
other dining room where Kiwanis and the Boy Scouts as its guests 
were holding "a banquet." 

Presently a procession of young, upstanding and selected men filed 
past into the lobby; and we realized why Long Beach is so quickly 
finding herself now as a great business water front, as well as "The 
Beach", where the next generation of Southland Californians shall 
walk up and down before the sea and delight in all maritime and 
shore pursuits which their plainsmen fathers never knew. 

Then we, too, filed out, and Lucchese sang! An American, born in 
Texas, and yet so subtly trained in the Italian method of singing that 
one had memories of Patti! With her voice so under control that she 
could stop it or trill with it or let it die softly out on the listening air. 
Lucchese sang The Last Rose of Summer much as Patti sang it; and 
yet her voice has so much more of the softness and sweetness of youth 
and also of that which we recognize as America! 

AN interesting "At Home" was that arranged by Mrs. William 
Henry Anderson to meet her sister, the Princess Lazarovich- 
Hrebrelianovich (Eleanor Calhoun), who has been spending the 
winter here but who, owing to a physical collapse, has been unable 
to accept many of the invitations extended to her. The Princess gave 
too lavishly of her strength in a lecture tour undertaken for the 
relief of her adopted country but the rest she has secured here, and 
the warm winter, has resulted in a cure. As Eleanor Calhoun the 
Princess was known in this country and on the Continent, as one of 
the classic actresses, and it was an unusual treat to hear her read 
the Serb poem, "The Jugo Mother." 

Apropos of the coming of the Drama League to Pasadena, one notes 
that before Ben Greet, Eleanor Calhoun — her sisters assisting — played 
al fresco, Shakespeare's Roselind at the homes of English friends. 


Woodrow Wilson 

READING through the eulogies, the estimates and re- 
views of the life of our war president, and catching 
a glimpse of the letters of condolence which have come to 
Mrs. Wilson from every nation, every people, every indi- 
vidual leader fighting for human freedom in lands far and 
near, we can, even at this short distance from his death as 
a man. see the magnificent message which his resurrected 
spirit has left in the world. 

Trained in all the hest traditions of American ideals which 
our country has preserved and developed since colonial 
times; skilled in American theology, cognizant of our educa- 
tional ideals, deliberately self-taught and expert in the 
methods of American politics which, as a finished scholar, he 
had turned to and mastered in all its deeper springs and 
its superficial masque and methods, this American — Presi- 
dent at the time of a world war — represented our colonial 
descendants, and perhaps, in part, the other half of our 
population more lately come from overseas, in absolute un- 
consciousness of old feudal Europe as a factor in American 

His touch with the old world, like that of thousands of 
other educated Americans, had been cultural only. Raised 
to think of Europe as our background in history, art and 
politics ; steeped in the ideals of liberty, fraternity, equality 
which our forefathers had brought with them, our institu- 
tions had fostered, and which millions of new immigrants 
were hourly entering to share, the shock of guns and aggi'es- 
sion found him stunned into a recognition of the unliberated 
millions which feudal Europe held behind her in the teem- 
ing lands of Russia and Siberia, in Persia, Asia, Africa, and 
islands of the sea. 

In the sudden shock of this revelation and the convincing 
evidence of Germany's determination to enslave these peo- 
p'es, we may see President Wilson become absolutely blind 
to everything at home. 

What impatient thousands of free-born Americans had 
felt instinctively for months, what Roosevelt, in his closer 
touch with the heart of the world had known instantly, the 
President turned in his executive chair to grasp with 
amazed conviction, and rose to execute as the one thing 
left in the world to be done. 

As the issue became clear and we finally entered, not a 
European war but a defense of humanity against European 
agression, President Wilson rose above the American people 
as the epitome of our traditional principles evolved during 
the first century and a half of American freedom. 

Embodied in his slowly sent messages and the fourteen 
points was no League of Nations, no political comradeship 
with the continent of Europe, but rather a declaration of 
world-wide independence for all humanity. While the con- 
summation of this universal liberation of slaves made the 
ideal of a League of Nations possible and feasible, it is evi- 
dent now that to Mr. Wilson the main obscession was that 
of freedom for all nations such as is enjoyed under our own 
government by representatives of every race. 

That he should later return to his own people and find 
them not following him was as astounding to him as was 
the impossibility of making European leaders see his point 
of view. 

And yet, what a scattering of the seeds of universal 
freedom from old world traditions was accomplished by 
that determined hand! One man in so elevated a position 
could at that moment, while the world lay prostrate and 
fallow, implant ideals that had borne the test of a century 
among a people selected from every European tribe and 
nation. And what one such leader could do to consummate 
that desirable condition Woodrow Wilson did with single- 
ness of purpose and world wide accomplishment. 

All over the world there sprang up at his death a promise 
greater than the American plant of liberty that gave it 
birth — a prolific growth of seeds of freedom for humanity 
that shall never die. 

The League of Nations as an issue becomes a mere baga- 
telle in the light of a greater, more necessary, more univer- 
sal thing which was accomplished in the world by Wilson's 
simple steadfast conception of human rights. Nor can the 
mere party squabblings which hold us back from entrance 
into a League stop for one moment the growth of these 
implanted ideals in Europe, Asia, Africa and the islands 
and republics to the south. 

For now we are quiescent while the sown seed starts. 
But when our turn to act shall come again may we be ready, 
measuring up to the words of our war President when he 
said at Baltimore in April, 1918, with eyes open to Ger- 
many's selfish infamy: T accept the challenge. I know 
that you accept it. All the world shall know that you 
accept it. It shall appear in utter sacrifice and self forget- 
fulness with which we shall give all that we love and all 
that we have to redeem the world and make it fit for free 
men like ourselves to live in." 

A Man's Job at Home 

AUGUST VOLLMER, who now heads the police force in 
Los Angeles, is a policeman. He is not a politician. 
All of his time is devoted to what he is paid for by the citi- 
zens of Los Angeles to do — protect their interests, lives and 
property. And he is doing a splendid job of it. 

Such is the opinion of the Hollywood News, and with 
this opinion the best citizens of Los Angeles agree. Holly- 
wood's sanction to any man's work is of value, because here 
live a large proportion of the most up-to-date and interest- 
ing people of Los Angeles. Hollywood is the seat of the 
State's Southern Branch of the University of California. 
Under Dr. Ernest A. Moore and a corps of experts such as 
only the State can command, its influence in the city is 
manifold, crystallizing thought, setting high standards of 
education, morals, and of scholarship. 

Here, too, is the Community House of the Assistance 
League, whose social and philanthropic energies send out 
life lines to the poor and suffering in a highly intelligent 
way, reaching in its broad charity and through the recent 
work of Mrs. Willoughby Rodman in Europe, even to those 
intellectuals, Russian refugees whose potent contribution 
to civilization threatens to be lost to the world. 

Thus, The Hollywood New=, in its frank statement of 
Chief Vollmer's masterv of the situation, represents us all 
in our response to + !ie following letter: 

Editor, Califurnnia Southland, 
Dear Sir: 

Captain of Detectives George K. Home has compiled a citizens manual 
for the guidance and assistance of persons who wish to co-operate with the 
Los Angeles Police Department and who may he in need of certain basic 
instructions which will enable them to protect themselves and their neighbors. 

Following a consultation with Chief of Police August Vollmer. Captain 
Home compiled a manual and wa-* planning to have it printed at his own 
expense. At the same time the Security Trust and Savings Hank ofered to 
publish, at the expanse of the bank, several thousand issues of a booklet or 
manual suitable for householders and so arranged that it could be attached 
to a telephone directory for frequent use. 

The most desirable form of publicity is that which may !>e obtained in a 
newspaper or local publication or a "class" publication, and we. therefore, 
are suggesting to you that it would be a favor to the Los Angeles Police 
Department and to your readers if at some time you would run either in full 
or in part the article marked and enclosed herewith. This article is not copy- 
righted, and is the property of all editors and all citizens. We would be very 
glad to have you use this material and believe it would be of the utmost 
value to your subscribers. 

Yours truly, 


Chief of Police. 


THERE are in these United States two distinct ideals 
of home. Developing in New England and in the old 
South, these ideals have been carried across the continent, 
mingling as they married and adapting themselves to condi- 
tions met with in pioneer life. 

Here in California where all ideals meet and wage war 
and expand or go down to oblivion, we have a fine view of 
the conflict and opportunity to see the evolution which 
comes from a survival of the fittest to survive. 

To the New Englander home is a place to which one 
retires to gain rest and strength for daily duties; to the 
Southerner, home is the place to which one brings all that 
is best in one's world. 



From his home, as his citadel, the New Englander has 
gone forth, and still goes to conquer the wilderness or the 
world for himself and for humanity. 

In California we have no traditions — excepting those we 
brought with us or our immediate forebears did. And yet 
the making of homes is at present our main business. 
From the New Englander we learn to organize the com- 
munity in which we live, that our homes may be surrounded 
with quiet and peace and the state preserved. 

From our glimpses of the old Southern home which we 
catch here and there in a great movie pageant or in our 
art studies, we gain a vision of a focus for all our desires 
to make others happy and to share our native hospitality 
with our little world of friends. 

These two ideals working within our efforts to make 
homes, determine the arrangement and size of the rooms- — 
the placing of the furniture, the hours of work and play. 
Combined in the hearts of Californians the inherited in- 
stincts for home are drawn from north, south and the try- 
ing pioneer life of the west and are evolving a generous 
and efficient home life in California. 

The Simple Elemental Things 

"The simple, elemental things belong to the infinite and the eternal." 

RECENTLY the privilege was mine to read in manu- 
, script a sermon written by a well-known local minister. 
After a careful reading I came to the conclusion that the 
quotation above was to me the most precious part of the 
entire sermon. In that one sentence is the profoundest 
truth, a treasure house of great riches, material for dozens 
of snlendid sermons. 

What are the simple, elemental things of life? The privi- 
lege of beholding the gorgeous tints of the morning and 
evening sky, the great joy of being alive to greet each re- 
curring day, the pleasure of listening to the solemn surge of 
the wind through the boughs of the mountain pines, a keen 
anticipation of the work of the morrow, a never-failing 
delight to walk in woodland ways, and the treasured hap- 
piness of old friends, old books, and old memories. All 
these are simple, elemental things fraught with all the pos- 
sibilities of the infinite and the eternal. 

If only those who seek happiness in pursuits that give 
no lasting pleasure, those that clutch at the shadow instead 
of the substance of things, those whose days are spent in 
an empty round of excitement, gayety, and frivolity, could 
but realize the full significance of the sentence quoted, what 
a different world this would be! We need the satisfying 
assurance that the simple, elemental things are the real 
and permanent things of imperishable value in these hectic, 
feverish days when the earth beneath and the heavens 
above are constantly searched for new lures and greater 
thrills. If only we might reverse the modern tendency and 
elevate the commonplace instead of degrading the excellent ! 

Nature intended us to live the simple life, to find our 
pleasures close at hand, to revel and rejoice in the humble 
routine of the day; but the tendency is to reach out for 
wider and emptier experience, to spurn the lowly, to ignore 
the true worth of humble things, and to seek restlessly for 
what are falsely considered the larger prizes of life. 

A few weeks ago on a joyous adventure in search of the 
simple and elemental I turned to the untracked wilds of a 
trailless canyon over in the Tejunga. All the primal de- 
lights of pioneering were mine — of blazing my own trail, 
of erecting a rude shelter and gathering wood for the eve- 
ning fire. To me no activity of modern life can afford the 
lasting pleasure or the deep and abiding happiness this 
experience furnished. To lie upon my bed of dried bracken 
and gaze upward at the starry expanse of the heavens, to 
breath the sweet, pungent odors of wood-smoke, and to re- 
joice in the great silence broken only by the occasional 
soughing of the night wind — here indeed is life earthy and 
elemental, sound 'and sweet, breathing of the infinite and 
the eternal. 

Ernest Bishop, Anaheim. 

The New Doctrine of the Trinity 

CONTRARY to the old tripersonal doctrine, and con- 
trary also to that dreary pantheism which doubts or 
denies the Divine Personality, the New Theology as ex- 
pounded by Swedenborg, teaches the strict personal unity 
of God. It teaches that He exists as one Divine Person, in 
whom nevertheless is a Trinity represented in Scripture by 
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This, however, is not a trinity 
of persons, but of the great essentials in the one Divine 
Being — Love, Wisdom and their Proceeding Operation — 
corresponding to the trinity in the natural sun, of heat, 
light and their proceeding operation, and illustrated also 
by the trinity in man who was created in the image and 
likeness of God ; the trinity, that is, of soul, body and their 
resultant activity, or of will, understanding and their joint 

How perfectly this new doctrine of the Divine Trinity 
is illustrated by the trinity in the sun of our world, may 
be seen from their correspondence. The heat of the sun cor- 
responds to the Divine Love, which is the all-begetting prin- 
ciple signified by the Father; for love is a spiritual heat. 
The light of the sun corresponds to the Divine Wisdom of 
Truth, which is the form or manifestation of love, and is 
what is signified by the Son; for truth is spiritual light. 
And the proceeding operation of the sun's heat and light 
corresponds to the proceeding and constant operation of 
the Lord's Love and Wisdom, which is what is signified 
by the Holy Spirit. 

This Trinity finds an illustration, also, in the will, under- 
standing and action of every regenerate man. For man 
is regenerate in the degree that he is created anew after 
the Divine likeness or in the degree that the love in his 
will is an image of the Divine Love ; the truth in his under- 
standing an image of the Divine Wisdom ; and the sphere 
of his activities, an image of the sphere of the Divine Benefi- 
cence. Man, therefore, when he becomes through regenera- 
tion a living soul, is a perfect image of the Divine Trinity. 
Hence, we read that "God created man in his own image." 
If, then, a true man is an image of the true and living 
God, he must needs be an image of the trinity in God. And 
we can best learn the nature of the Divine Trinity, there- 
fore, by contemplating its image in man. 

This new doctrine is seen to be at once rational and 
intelligible ; and it will be found, on careful examination, 
to be equally Scriptural. It enables us to see clearly what 
is meant when it is said that the Father and the Son are one. 
They are one as heat and light are one in the sun, or as the 
soul and body are one person. We see, too, that the Son 
brings the Father forth to view (John i. 18) as light is the 
visible manifestation of heat, or as the body brings to view 
the otherwise invisible soul. And we can understand what 
is meant when it is said, and why it is said, that no one 
cometh unto the Father but by the Son (John xiv. 6) ; for 
no man can approach or contemplate the absolute Divinity 
(the Father), except in or through the medium of some- 
thing suited to his finite capacities — something accommo- 
dated to his state and needs ; and this among Christians is 
the Divine Humanity (the Son). 

Moreover, it presents God to us as a divinely human Be- 
ing or Person — as a Divine Man. It affirms that the attri- 
butes of love, wisdom, mercy, holiness and the like, imply 
personality, and cannot be predicated of anything but a 
person. We cannot even imagine love or wisdom to exist 
apart from the person who loves, thinks and is wise. Nor 
should we think of applying the adjectives, righteous, holy 
and just, to gravitation, heat or electricity — to anything, 
in short, but a self-consciousness and rational being or per- 

The personality, then, but not the tripersonality of God 
— his absolute oneness in essence and in person, in Whom, 
nevertheless, are three inseparable essentials — this, coupled 
with the assumption and glorification of the human by 
the Divine, is the central doctrine of the true Christian 
religion, according to the teachings of the New Church. 








L| NLESS you have watched closely the 
J growth of interest in the horse and 
horsemanship for the past two years you must 
have been amazed at the wonderful showing 
made by the third Los Angeles Horse Show 
last month. This show is sponsored by the 

in the horse, particularly with Washington 
leading the way in the example of President 
Coolidge who is the first president to ride 
since Mr. Roosevelt. The saddle horse, is 


Southern California Riding and Driving Club, 
and supported by the cooperation of all own- 
ers of good horses, not only on the Coast but 
through the Middle West States. Throughout 
the six days the show was uniformly good 
and pleasing to both the novice and the inti- 
mate. Perhaps the former was the larger 
class and more apt to applaud appearance 


than real merit, as the judges saw it, but with 
more horse shows we will all learn more of 
the history, and real relation, of the horse to 
the man of the past as well as of the future. 
We have no reason to fear a lessening interest 


foremost, of course, as it is riding rather than 
driving in which all club members are inter- 
ested. Wonderful saddle horses were included 
in the show in both three and five gaited 





classes. The latter having a special appeal to 
one reared in the South, either Kentucky, 
Mississippi or Alabama, where it was, and is, 
necessary to cover the acres of plantations on 
a horse, in the shortest time possible with 
comfort, and to this comfort the horse whose 


gait includes the rack or single foot, the run- 
ning walk and the fox trot, adds materially. 
A Southerner rarely appreciates a trot, and 
does not agree with the English view of rising 
to one. 

The Santa Barbara Annual Horse Show, 
scheduled for March 5, G, 7 and 8, will include 
a portion of the same horses and a number of 
local horses not shown here. Both of these 
shows are social events and lead to many 




charming dinner and supper parties, preced- 
ing and following the show. Hospitable host- 
esses of the West do not need reasons, other 
than their own choice, for entertaining their 
friends, but it is pleasant to have such a spir- 

ited background as a horse show to a party, 
whether it be dinner, supper or midnight toddle. 

With all this gayety an obligation is also 
assumed as each year some charity is en- 
riched by the proceeds; this year the Disabled 
Veterans of the World War are the benefi- 

Horsemanship of the highest type, and the 
almost unbelievable quick response of the pony 
to the rider, was seen during the past weeks 
at Midwick in the Polo Tournament. Thou- 
sands of people gathered for every match, prov- 
ing the rapid growth in popularity of this 
game so comparatively recently introduced into 
the United States. 








Jess Stanton, President 
Sumner Spaulding, Vice-President 
J. C. Simms, Secretary 
Paul Penland, Treasurer 


"Dear Mr. Truesdell: You ask for a report 
on what occurred at the meeting of the Archi- 
tectural Club, February 19, in regard to the de- 
bate on my plan of the civic center. 

"I will not assume to make an unbiased 
statement. The great courtesy to me and the 
unfaltering loyalty to the scheme, as presented, 
by all there present, with some noticeable ex- 
ceptions, compel me to state that I was quite 
annoyed. Like the lull before the storm, the 
sweet calm of acquiescence has its drawbacks. 

"The exceptions were made by leading mem- 
bers of the younger set in the profession. 
"Someone said that the plan was pretty fair, 
or words to that effect, but really wasn't a civic- 
center plan. Reasons were vague. I suspect 
that "someone" wanted to be kind to me, so 
said that it was necessary to have a group of 
buildings in order to have a civic center. I 
pointed out that the Good Book has stated that 
'when two or three are gathered together,' a 
fairly good working basis is obtained, and that 
my plan indicated seven or eight main build- 
ings about one square. 

"Another speaker felt that the plan was all 
wrong, but couldn't state just why. I think 
that careful study of the plan by this gentle- 
man would have developed many reasons as 
good as those of "Someone" No. 1. 

Still another pointed out some radical de- 
ficiencies in the traffic phase of the problem, 
which could have been righted, I am convinced, 
had there been a steam shovel on the premises. 

"In conclusion I may add that I sincerely 
feel that the five years of intermittent work 
represented on the plans presented a too com- 
plex solution to be fairly understood on the 
short notice afforded at this meeting. I real- 
ized afterward that I, myself, had not had the 
time adequately to present the problem at this 
meeting. In justice to all of those who were 
kind enough to speak I wish to say that I 
honestly believe the plan, like any other plan, 
open to criticism, and that it could be greatly 
improved by the advice of experts who would 
give the same amount of study to the problem. 
The reason for the moderate criticism of the 
plan was largely due to a high sense of pro- 
fessional courtesy and sportsmanship, which 
prevented criticism of an, to them, undigested 

"Enclosed please find statement of my views 
regarding the plan. 

"Sincerely yours, 



Wm. Lee Woollett, Architect 

The plan will be discussed from the point of 
view of "visibility," "accessibility;" "traffic," 
''cost," and "flexibility." 

A practical way to attack a complicated and 
involved problem of this nature is to ignore the 
question of cost until the requirements are 
solved on a theoretical basis. Afterward, by a 
process of pruning, to limit the expense to the 
necessities. In this way, element by element, 
the cost may be measured against the practical 
results to be obtained. 

This plan is in sketch form and incorporates 
•■■■any changes, suggestions of leading engineers 
nnd architects and citizens of Los Angeles, 
made over a period of years. The plan has not 
oeen subjected to the analytical process of 
pruning, suggested above, and requires that 
labor before becoming a finished solution. The 
author has aimed, however, to make the plan 
valuable as a working basis for further investi- 
gation. Whether this plan is feasible or expedi- 
ent is aside from the technical, academic solu- 
tion presented. These last two considerations 
involve questions of law and politics. 

The present County Court and Hall of Rec- 
ords should be altered or moved to make way 
for two State buildings. These buildings are 
badly placed for either a utilitarian or aesthe- 


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tic solution of the problem. However, should 
the County Court building be allowed to re- 
main, there is a way to bring this building into 
the group in a pleasing manner. (See Plan 
"B"). In fact the solution of this part of the 
problem presents a very attractive angle. By 
extending Wilmington Street into a boulevard, 
for the purpose of intercepting the Sunset 
Boulevard traffic, and thus relieving the con- 
gestion at the Plaza, we are enabled to de- 
velop a secondary axis terminating at the 
City Hall. By additions and alterations to the 
County Court building, this building could be 
brought into harmony with the Civic Center. 
The proper definition of the angles of the 
building on the plan, and a new facade, is all 
that is needed to make this old building a real 

There are five practical reasons for the 
grouping of the buildings of the Civic Center 
as shown: 

First, Visibility -Principal elements of the 
Civic Center may be seen on the axes of the 
five principal main streets of the city, thus 
lending a charm and meaning to the city 
plan as a whole. 

Second, Accessibility — The various elements 
may be approached easily from main traffic 
arteries, yet do not interfere with same. 

Third, Traffic— The traffic conditions are 
immeasurably improved. Perhaps the most 
vital element is the question of traffic. The 
proposed City Hall and certain other proposed 
buildings are therefore placed upon a site en- 
tirely out of the congested business district. 
The ' office building portion of the proposed 
City Hall is shown on the north side of Broad- 
way, being in contact with a commercial 
thoroughfare and forming the base of a monu- 



Donald Wilkinson 
Walter S. Davis 
Clifford A. Truesdell, Jr. 

mental element placed above the level of this 
office building and to the rear of same, (on 
the axis of Hill Street). Other public build- 
ings, as for instance the educational group, 
which do not require intimate contact with 
tne commercial thoroughfares, are placed on 
the high ground over the tunnel. The area 
occupied by these tunnels (the Hill Street and 
Broadway tunnels) thus serves two purposes. 
At one and the same time they serve the 
noble purpose of sites for public buildings, 
and are used practically to relieve the traffic- 

Fourth, the value of the land suggested for 
occupation by the public buildings is less than 
the flat land of the contiguous, congested busi- 
ness district, where traffic conditions are al- 
ready intolerable, and which in the future 
promises still gretaer congestion. The cost 
involved in this plan, which includes cer- 
tain areas over the Broadway and Hill Street 
tunnels, obviously represents millions of dol- 
lars less of value than a similar space laid out 
entirely on the lower levels. To ascertain the 
cost of carrying out the engineering features, 
an intimate and extensive survey far beyond 
the scope of these rough sketches would be 

Fifth, Flexibility— The spaces on the lower 
levels, devoted to parkway, monuments and 
their approaches, and so forth, are adjuncts to 
the utilization of the higher ground, desirable 
and necessary for many reasons. Parkways 
and monuments, as they are used in this plan, 
will contribute to the actual values of contigu- 
ous commercial property, even as Pershing 
Square has contributed to the values about 
Pershing Square. These areas on the lower 
levels are available in the future, as the con- 
gestion at this point increases, for widened 
traffic ways, for subway stations, and other 
utilities of a metropolitan center. Therefore, 
one of the greatest reasons for this plan is the 
"flexibility," and the future utility of the 
scheme. Moreover, it is true, that by using a 
small portion of the hills over the Broadway 
and Hill Street tunnels, other areas to the 
north and west are automatically made avail- 
able, at a minimum cost, for future growth and 
extension of Civic Center elements. This may 
be done without interfering with the main 
arteries which necessarily must remain on the 
lower levels. 


First: The securing the job. The useful- 
ness of the architect to society becomes greater 
as his imagination and accurate vision orig- 
inates the job; he performs no more commend- 
able economical function than that of suggest- 
ing the development of a property that will be 
profitable to an owner and creditable to the 
community. This function will suggest dis- 
tinct subdivisions of work in this first depart- 
rmnt, many of which in the larger organiza- 
tions have active managerial heads. 

(a) An exact knowledge of real estate and 
its values, of rents and operative and 
maintenance costs of buildings, of the 
amounts chargeable to their depreci- 
ation and obsolescence, of the needs of 
the community for various kinds of 
building, of conditions in other com- 
munities which might give suggestions 
and, finally, a vision of the future of 
the community and an imagination to 
plan its devlopment. 

(b) An exact knowledge of the financing 
of building projects and the qualifica- 
tion to bring properties and finance to- 
gether and to work out with the owner 
and financial interests the financial 
schemes that will properly develop the 
property to economic use. 

(c) An exact knowledge of the costs of 
materials and labor and workmanship 
and the ability to appraise quantities, 
so that an accurate estimate of the 
costs of the proposed work can be given 




an estimate so accurate that it would 
correctly guide the entire building op- 
eration and would protect the total ex- 
penditures of the owner just as surely 
as if the architect assumed that func- 
tion of guaranteeing the costs of con- 
struction which belongs to the con- 

(d) A development of a selling system so 
that there may be properly placed be- 
fore the public an accurate account of 
the ability of the architect and the 
quality of service given by him. 

Second: The planning of the job. The or- 
ganization of the architect must immediately 
make available to him all laws and ordinances 
bearing upon the problem in hand, and the 
solutions of similar problems by other archi- 
tects; the architect should by various and con- 
tinuous studies and consultations arrive at a 
development of the property that would give 
beauty to the building; that would give light 
and air to its occupancy and insure to each of 
the human beings using the building an abun- 
dance of these two essentials to right living 
and right working; that would insure stabil- 
ity and economy of construction and operation 
and maintenance and a maximum earning 
capacity. All essentials of the problem and 
design should be fixed and agreed upon at this 
stage of production, in order that the working- 
drawings shall be a steady development of the 
preliminary sketches. 

Third: The labor of the job. This depart- 
ment of the architect's organization is gener- 
ally the most intangible and poorly organized 
part of his business. This in spite of the fact 
that it is responsible for a very large propor- 
tion of the ultimate cost of the architect's prac- 
tice. In preparing the working drawings and 
specifications, two distinctive functions of pro- 

duction, each should be thoroughly systema- 
tized and constantly checked back one against 
the other for errors or commission and ommis- 

The production of drawings involves these 
clearly distinct functions: 

(a) Sanitary work, with many subdivisions 
of work and responsibility such as the 

correct and accurate designing of the 
water, plumbing, waste, drainage, gas 
and other systems, 
(b) Structural work also with many sub- 
divisions such as the designing of 
structural steel, reinforced concrete, 
masonry and wood framing. 

(Continued in April) 


C A LI / O R V / A SO V T II L A X /) 


By Edith Hynes, Consulting Decorator 

WHEN we consider the part that inanimate 
things must play in the home, and how 
intimately we become associated with these 
outward symbols of our inner life, how do 
we dare to take the matter of interior deco- 
ration lightly? 

Deep as the homing instinct is the wish 
of most normal persons for appropriate sur- 
roundings. Living with lovely things, it is 
not difficult to learn to feel their appeal. It 
is not hard to pass judgment upon a com- 
pleted house, but to choose comfortable and 
durable furnishings and to assemble them har- 
moniously, is quite another story. 

"I do not know how good it is, but it is 
what I like" falls rather flat today when the 
very school children know that good architec- 
ture and good decoration are but individual 
expressions of fundamental truths. 

Considering the house itself as a background 
for the activities of the home, we find that 
everything in it may be classed as either posi- 
tive or negative, the family with their activi- 
ties and their household gods forming a sort 
of pattern against the subordinate element of 
walls and floors. From a pictorial point of 
view, the room should tend to accentuate 
those who use it. The walls should be treated 
in their negative aspect as spaces, plain, high 
keyed and not too vivid. This will emphasize 
paintings, flower arrangements and other 
things of interest. There is a wide range of 
grays, ivories and putty tones from which 
to choose if the wall is to be painted, tinted 
or papered, and if it is to be panelled in oak 
or any of the duller woods, softly antiqued 
finishes will have a mellow quality desirable in 
certain rooms. 

There is always one place in the room where 
each piece of furniture will receive the best 
light for its purpose, and at the same time 
look properly balanced. Artificial light should 
be so placed as to supplement the daylight, 
coming from the same general direction by 
night as by day. This will do away with ceil- 
ing fixtures and save the eternal shifting of 
furniture. Reading lamps placed close to 
chairs should be so shaded as to produce a 
glow at night which shall take the place of 
the sunlight. 

With the two eye levels as the normal line 
of interest, and with doors and windows and 
the Larger pieces of furniture as the domi- 
nant notes, we can compose each room with 
the same rhythmical lines and relationships 
of light and dark as those governing pictorial 

Old types of furniture are hardly ever im- 
proved upon today, but in every one of the 
historic styles there were some very ugly ex- 
amples. These belong almost anywhere but 
in the home. The older styles are more beau- 
tiful than those of modern machine-made fur- 
niture because things done by hand usually 
have more feeling than those evolved by lathe 
and jigsaw. We have a choice of the rather 
cruder textures of the fifteenth and sixteenth 
centuries, and the more delicate lacquers, silks, 
and gessos of the seventeenth and eighteenth, 
if traditions are to be followed at all. In- 
stead of merely copying blindly, how much 
better to gather from those workers of the 
past the essence of their art, from the Greeks 
their law of subtle proportions, and from the 
Japanese their knowledge of space as a design 

With a worldful of fine styles to select from 
and with a determination to collect only such 
things as will bear the test of time, the beauty 
of each home should become a definite asset 
towards the accomplishment of the things 
home stands for. 

Working from the plans of recognized 
architects only 


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CALIFORNIA occupies a unique position in 
respect to gardening. It is possible to have 
a succession of flowers in the garden through- 
out the entire year; some varieties of roses 
bloom almost continuously eight or nine months 
of the year; some kinds of flowers will bloom 
a second or even a third time, if the old 
stalks are cut down to the ground; a few 
kinds can be made to bloom out of season; 
successive sowings of seed of certain kinds 
of flowers at intervals of several weeks apart 
will prolong their blooming season. Besides 
the many fine native shrubs and trees, a wealth 
of exotic, evergreen shrubs of the broad-leaved 
type is used in planting. The orient, too, has 
given us many evergreen berried shrubs, beau- 
tiful alike in foliage, flower and fruit. 

More use should be made of native materials, 
especially in naturalistic plantings. The Cali- 
fornia Live Oak is one of our most character- 
istic native trees, while either the Redwood 
or the California Big Tree, both Sequoias, as 
yet not extensively planted on estates, may 
form a very interesting motif for the shrub 
plantings. There are many other native trees 
and shrubs, .blending in nicely with these trees, 
which can be used to advantage. Care must 
be taken that the introduction of exotic ever- 
greens or of palms, which are very foreign in 
character to these native evergreens, does 
not destroy the natural beauty of the sur- 

So overwhelmed are we with these rich re- 
sources at our command that frequently we 
fail to appreciate them fully, with the result 
that our gardens are haphazard affairs, rich 
in plant material, but lacking in beauty. By 
giving a little thought to planning the gar- 
den, and by expending sufficient energy and 
devoting enough time to gardening, wonderful 
results can be achieved. 

Although the flower and shrub borders form 
the most important features of the garden, 
a space should be reserved for vegetables, fruit 
trees, and vines, where the limits of the gar- 
den permit. These utilitarian features can 
be made to fit in very nicely with the general 
garden scheme even on a small place, and be- 
come a source of pleasure as well as of profit. 
It is not imperative to plant fruit trees in 
straight rows; in very informal plantings fruit 
trees like apples add an air of hospitality to 
the grounds when planted near the borders 
of lawns. An old, gnarled apple tree may 
even be used to remove the austerity of too 
formal a setting. 

Gardens are not lived in enough in Cali- 
fornia. A portion of the garden should be 
screened off from the public by intervening 
shrubbery, by a lattice fence, or by a wall of 
some sort. A simple summer house or cov- 
ered seat containing a tea table will add dig- 
nity and grace to the garden, and also act as 
a gathering place for friends. 

(Continued in April) 

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Theodore Roosevelt, 
by Lord Charnwood 
(Atlantic Monthly Press) 

This study of so distinguished a character as 
Theodore Roosevelt, is doubly valuable as the 
work of his no less distinguished biographer. 
Lord Charnwood is no stranger to America, or to the students of 
American history, for he has visited this country several times, and 
his interesting book on Abraham Lincoln is well and happily remem- 
bered. His latest volume reveals again the careful thought and well 
constructed plan that marked his earlier work. Roosevelt is described 
with unbiased and sympathetic appreciation of his ability and limi- 
tations, his difficulties and achievements. The book opens with an 
excellent chronology, the details of which are amplified in the text, 
by clever sketches which introduce the great man in the many differ- 
ent phases of his full and varied life. His character is still further 
endeared, and his purposes yet more faithfully described, to all for 
whom he figures either as a capable soldier, a clever politician, or, 
best of all as a well and widely loved national hero. 

Shepherd's Crouns. Above evervthing else, these charming essavs 

tiTc^y % /XK^ Prove the real love of the authoress for her 
subject, and indicate also her wide and schol- 
arly interests. "Symbolism," the longest essay in the book, reveals a 
deep, natural insight into the things of the spirit, and culminates 
in a sincere endeavor to vindicate the spiritualist theory in its highest 
form. This is evidenced by one of the truest of the many beautiful 
thoughts in which the book abounds: "Compared with meditation, 
prayer is noisy. For one soul that exclaims, 'Speak Lord! for Thy 
servant heareth,' there are ten that say, 'Hear Lord! for Thy servuttt 
Bpeaketh,' and there is no rest for them." A colorful sketch of 
Chaucer, a thoughtful review of the poetry of William Barnes, and a 
fascinating study of bird-music are also among the most pleasing 
chapters. Keen antiquarian interest, and a considerable knowledge 
of folk-lore, are combined with an affectionate description of the 
Wiltshire countryside, and country people, from whose quaint, rustic 
speech the writer has borrowed the charming title of her book. 

knights Errant y Other Poems.This slender little volume of spirituelle verse 
% S %lieln M 4 d c:: P any) P™™ 8 that a life consecrated to the highest 
religious ideals, by no means excludes a sym- 
pathetic comprehension of human relationships. These poems do, 
however, express a habit of life which lovingly interprets all human 
experience in the light of the divine, and perhaps for that very reason 
renders it with truer and clearer vision. They are to be appreciated 
for their delicacy and simplicity, and for the quality of strong and 
tender feeling that vivifies each beautifully expressed reflection. 

Uncanny Stories, by May Sinclair (The MacMillan Co.) These 
are undoubtedly clever stores, but not of the kind that the sensitive 
reader would be recommended to peruse just before retiring. It is 
difficult to say whether they describe the supernatural, or the sub- 
natural, but at least there will be few to claim their themes as within 
the range of human experience. Weird, fantastic, and consciously 
morbid, they are amply illustrative of modern psychological ten- 
dencies. Yet nearly every story contains a measure of real human 
sympathy, though this is often marred by a tolerance of human weak- 
ness that seems somehow rather regardless of basic moral principles. 
The decidedly 'futuristic' sketches, by Jean de Bosschere, though of 
a grotesqueness far from appealing, are probably quite suited to 
illustrate a book in which the very apparitions are made as tangible 
as living human beings. 

Cross-sections, by Julian Street (Doubleday, Page & Co.) A 
collection of witty sketches, satirizing modern journalism, and the 
idiosyncrasies of the present generation. There are the assistant 
editor and his chief's wife, who endeavor to 'live up' to the highly 
colored romances of her husband's 'million circulation' magazines, 
but who are saved from their folly by the cynical good-humor of the 
apparently obtuse husband. Then comes the pathetic story of the 
inevitable marital fiasco between the minor poet, a victim to his own 
genius, and his adoring, practical, but quite unimaginative young 
wife. And again there is the account of the wholely unprincipled 
newspaper magnate, who met his terrible death as the result of the 
ranting, bolshevist propaganda he had circulated for unholy gain. 
These are but a few of the excellent stories in this clever book, which 
forms a stage from which perhaps not one human type peculiarly 
characteristic of these times is omitted. 

Thirty-one Stories by Thirty and One Authors, (D. Appleton & 
Co.) The morbidly realistic tendency of modern fiction seems to 
preponderate in the choice of the tales, both old and new, that make 
up this interesting book. It is, howover, lightened by the keen wit 
of such well-known story-tellers as W. W. Jacobs, the entertaining 
Misses Somerville and Ross, and Arnold Bennett, as well as by the 
fascinating romances of H. G. Wells, the clever phantasies of G. K. 
Chesterton, and the kindly humor of Violet Hunt, in addition to the 
various talent of other well-known authors. The whole collection 
may therefore be regarded as very fairly representative of modern 
fiction, and contains, sufficiently diverse material to provide for every 
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The February meeting of the 
Southern California Chapter 
American Institute of Architects 
was comparatively small in attend- 
ance, there being perhaps not more 
than sixty present. The meeting 
was held in one of the smaller ban- 
quet rooms at the Mary Louise. 
The room with its low ceiling and 
bright furnishings gave a friendly 
intimate character to the meeting, 
which was an agreeable variation 
from some of the more formal 
meeting places in the past. There 
was more than the usual hum of 
conversation at dinner. It was a 
veritable chatter and gave evidence 
that one phase of our Chapter life 
was functioning properly. 

In the conduct of the meeting 
our president, Reginald Johnson, 
again impressed us with the 
thought and care he had put into 
the program, and many expressed 
delight with his methods and re- 
gret that more members were not 
present to benefit therefrom. We 
feel that Chapter meetings hence- 
forth will mean a very definite 
strengthening of our value as pro- 
fessional men. 

The subject of discussion was 
the report of a committee appoint- 
ed by President Johnson to investi- 
gate the various forms of "certi- 
ficate" used by architects. Mimeo- 
graph copies of a number of forms 
were distributed and criticized. It 
is the intention of the executive 
committee to draw up a standard 
form resulting from these criti- 
cisms and have it printed in large 
quantities at a low cost. 

Mr. Johnson's idea is a further 
expression of a desire on the part 
of the American Institute of Archi- 
tects to standardize so far as pos- 
sible, the routine of office practise. 

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The results of the labors of this 
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be made available to the Institute 
nationally and the Southern Cali- 
fornia Chapter will be the recip- 
ient of thanks from more than one 
architect, especially among the 
younger men. The members of 
the committee who are cheerfully 
giving their time and thought for 
the benefit of all should not be 
forgotten. Such standing as the 
profession may boast to date has 
resulted almost entirely from such 
labor of love. It is such ideals of 
service which have raised all the 
professions above the sordidness of 
the "business world" and it is such 
ideals which have brought about 
the conflict in our ranks between 
those who would join the money- 
mad band and those who still cling 
to what Charles Wittaker has been 
pleased to call, the "professional 

Knickerbacker Boyd of Philadel- 
phia was the honor guest of the 
evening. His impressions of our 
Southern California architecture 
and climate were enlightening as 
well as amusing. Some of our 
smug native sons were somewhat 
jarred out of their smugness by 
having a stranger point out to 
them avenues of service right at 
home which up to now have been 
neglected. Mr. Boyd, as we all 
know, has one big idea at which 
he is hammering, that is the de- 
velopment of apprentice schools for 
the building trades and the forma- 
tion of associations or guilds in the 
building trades for the proper rec- 
ognition of fine craftsmanship. 
We hope that as a Chapter we may 
frequently have contact with dyn- 
amic personalities such as that of 
Mr. Boyd. It will be a tonic for 
our complacency. 


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One of these meek little cottages was the home of a woman who 
was known all over California and her work went beyond the Rocky 
Mountains. She preferred to retain her anonymity, but Charles 
Warren Stoddard knew her well, and spent many happy hours in her 
abode. She wrote for The Golden Era — a journal of which San Fran- 
cisco may be justly proud, for the celebrated men of that day were 
contributors: Bret Harte, whose incomparable stories of the mining 
camps have never been equaled, Mark Twain who knew Calaveras 
County and made it famous, Prentice Mulford, Ina Donna Coolbrith, 
poet laureate of California, Sam Davis, whose wit and humour were 
never directed against anyone unkindly. Some of his best jokes and 
stories were on himself, and to have Sam Davis as a guest was an 
assurance of a lively evening. Although he lived in Nevada the 
latter part of his life, he knew San Francisco and everybody worth 
knowing. His memory was marvellous and his acquaintance large. 
There were others of the coterie — Joaquin Miller, and too many to 
mention here. 

Many San Franciscans will remember Minnie Unger, wife of the 
brilliant, but erratic Frank Unger, whom she finally had to divorce. 
There was one daughter, Gladys Unger. She is now a successful 
dramatist and writer. Mrs. Unger and her daughter drifted to Lon- 
don where they still live. Mrs. Unger married some years later Mr. 
Charles Jules Goodman. He was another brilliant and irresponsible 
man, very erratic, but gifted. Mrs. Goodman kept open house for 
all Californians and Mrs. Ella Sterling Mighels and the late Philip 
Verrill Mighels were frequent guests. She can relate many interest- 
ing incidents of the Goodmans as she was very intimate with them. 
Once she and Mr. Mighels were invited there to luncheon, and on 
going into the dining-room found a delicious repast awaiting them. 
Mr. Goodman was dissatisfied and complained of the food, and in- 
sisted on going to a restaurant which he selected. The story reads 
something as did that of the American husband who complained of 
the monotony of ham and eggs for breakfast, and once during a 
housecleaning period was sent out to get his breakfast at a restau- 
rant. Complacently he consented and blithely remarked that now he 
would have something decent to eat. After scanning the menu for 
some time he remarked that he guessed he'd take ham and eggs. Mr. 
Goodman was in a somewhat similar predicament for he ordered 
precisely the same luncheon that he had left at his own home. But 
he was temperamental. Temperament! how many crimes are com- 
mitted in thy name! 

Of course every loyal San Franciscan remembers "Betsy B., ' 
the brilliant woman who wrote such charming letters for The San 
Francisco Argonaut." She was Mrs. Joseph Austin in private life, 
and was one of the most brilliant women of her day. She had a 
salon where the artistic and literary celebrities of the period 
gathered. Betsy B. was a delightful woman, and her talents were 
numerous. She was witty, handsome, genial and charming. It is 
sad that her promising career was cut short by death in her early 
prime. Later, her brother Mr. Jerome Hart, owned and edited the 
Argonaut." Several sisters survive her, and by a strange coinci- 
dence, one of them is the dramatic and literary critic of the Argo- 
naut at present — Mrs. Josephine Hart Phelps. Her criticisms and 
reviews always compel interest. 

Russian Hill has always been a chosen site for the artistic and 
literary contingent. Many modern houses have replaced the simple 
ones that used to be there, but there are still numerous less pre- 
tentious abodes. From the heights of Russian Hill may be seen a 
grand, ever-shifting panorama — a pageant of sea, sky, and moun- 
tains. Alcatraz is set like a pearl in the ocean depths beyond. Its 
light flashes greeting to all the other lighthouses about San Francisco 
Bay. The dwellers on the cliff have an everchanging view of the 
myriad lights that shine out from Sausalito, Angel Island, Yerba 
Buena Island, Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond. Mt. Diablo looms 
up in the distance. Tampalpais guards the Marin shore. To the 
north the bay gives passage to the fine boats that ply between San 
Francisco and Mare Island. One of the pleasures that an inland 
visitor may enjoy is a trip on one of these boats to Mare Island. 

Varied architecture is to be found on Russian Hill. Willis Polk, 
a noted architect was one of the first to seize on its possibilities 
and he built a house there for himself, his parents and his sister, 
Miss Daisy Polk, who did such splendid War work, and later was 
foremost in rehabilitating some of the devastated villages of France. 
Afterward she married an officer high in the French Army. 

One particular mansion that appears to be almost sliding down 
one of the steep slopes, is known as The House of Mystery. Grim 
tragedy has stalked there, but now it is quiescent. There is a room 
in that grim pile of gray masonry that is called "The Room of the 
Passionate Soul." One of its owners, perhaps the builder himself, 
now long since dead, had a rather spectacular career, and was some- 
what lavish in his loves, was ill. He thought the dark specter 
was near, and in a moment of abandon confided to his wife — he had 
several before death finally took him — that he loved another woman, 
and could not die happy unless he could have her near him and 
receive her parting kiss. His amiable wife granted the rather pecu- 
liar request and sent for her rival. The soulful kiss evidently was 
of a revivifying quality, for he survived to love another, and still 
many another. The house remained empty for some time, and then 
was taken over by a Japanese artist, and whether he committed 
hari kari or not, he met a tragic death. The house may be occupied 
at present, for it picturesquely clings to the steep hill in Taylor 
Street, and has an incomparable view, and a beautiful garden. 

Russian Hill at one time had a number of graves upon its craggy 
shoulder. Stoddard deplores the lack of care the cemeteries received 
in his day. He remarks that it was but a "step from grave to gay," 
for Mr. Christian Russ had a pleasure garden not far away from 
Yerba Buena Cemetery. One could wade through sand and find a 
hospitable restaurant where meals were served at all hours, "and real 




German beer every minute." This garden had a fascination for Stod- 
dard. Its toy villages from the Tyrol, the summer houses, the pavil- 
ion where once he saw the famous tightrope walker, Blondin do his 
wonderful act of wheeling a barrow up a tight rope. 

The French had their garden also. It was known as The Willow 
Garden, though there were only cypress trees, and few if any willows. 
It was a lively place and after Mass at Mission Dolores the wor- 
shipers repaired there for pleasure. There were cages containing 
birds, monkeys and one weird bird — the Emue, or Australian casso- 
wary — one bird that cannot fly. 

Yerba Buena Cemetery was on the site of that monstrosity of 
architecture, the City Hall, which mercifully was one of the few 
buildings destroyed by the earthquake. It certainly was hideous and 
was unwept, unhonored and unsung. Badly constructed, it fell easily 
it is said by those who investigated it. 

Mission Dolores Cemetery still remains untouched except by time. 
A visit to the historical spot reveals many historical and celebrated 
names. Old sagging tombstones show quaint epitaphs and queer 
verses. Mission Dolores Church was founded on St. Francis's Day, 
1776. It is a pathetic reminder of the past, and the efforts to restore 
it to its former simplicity have not been entirely satisfactory, but 
it has survived the hand of the iconoclast that reveres nothing old. 

Mr. John Fleming Wilson, who met a tragic death at his seaside 
home near Santa Monica on March 2, 1922, was at one time a resident 
of San Francisco, and for some time he lived in Macondray Street 
under the slope of Russian Hill. After his marriage he had a house 
on one of the steep slopes of Telegraph Hill. The rambling cottage 
was devoid of every modern convenience, not even gas, and this lack 
was undoubtdly a severe trial to his wife, who was a dashing blonde. 
The pair afforded a striking contrast, for no one could call Mr. 
Wilson handsome. Later they lived at Carmel, but as he was of an 
aggressive nature and rather given to expressing his opinions, he 
was never popular there. He was born February 22, 1877, and was 
comparatively young when he died. He was on the staff of the 
Argonaut at one time; taught school, served as coastguard on the 
rugged Oregon shores, received ship's papers when very young, and 
sailed the Pacific Ocean many, many times. He was an authority 
on sea tales, and was well acquainted with unfamiliar islands of the 
South Seas. He was graduated from Princeton, but was a re-born 
Californian, as Mrs. Ella Sterling Mighels calls those who come to 
California and love it and remain. Mr. Wilson was a cosmopolitan, 
though, for he lived in many lands and sailed on many seas. He 
was a tremendous worker and his literary output prodigious. On one 
of his frequent visits to our house he told my husband that he had 
turned out thirteen stories in as many days — some of them 9,000 
words and some even longer. He sold them all too. He enjoyed the 
friendship of Mr. Robert H. Davis, who wrote the introduction of Mr. 
Wilson's "Somewhere at Sea." Mr. Davis spoke of him as "a mystic 
who strove to make plain to those of us whose feet are riveted in 
the earth, just what the Freedom of the Sea meant." 

Mr. Wilson deserted San Francisco and for a time had orange 
groves in southern California. He bought a ranch in Inyo County 
at the eastern base of Mt. Whitney. He is buried at Hemet, River- 
side County. 

San Francisco has enjoyed a visit from Swinnerton who wrote 
"Nocturne," and many other splendid novels. Mr. Swinnerton is an 
ardent admirer of Katherine Mansfield's work. Miss Mansfield is 
considered a wonderful writer of short stories, but death has cut 
short a brilliant and promising career. 

Mrs. Atherton has gone to New York where she maintains an 
apartment. Her granddaughter, Mrs. Hurn is with her. Mrs. Denis 
O'Sullivan is engaged on a libretto. Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Norris 
are in Sicily. They may return to America in April. Kathleen 
Norris is said to make the enormous sum of $100,000 a year. She 
is an energetic worker, and Mr. Norris is guardian of her privacy. 
He interviews those who desire to see her; shields her from intrusive 
telephone calls and is her literary manager and agent. Their small 
son is named for the distinguished brother, Frank Norris, whose 
untimely death cut short a life of brilliant promise. Madame Norris 
the mother, was an authority on Browning, and a brilliant woman. 

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Mrs. Edwards Laughlin, First Vice President 

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Membership Ca mpaign 
(Mrs. E. Avery McCarthy, Chairman Mem- 
bership committee) 

An active campaign for membership will be 
under way within a short time. However, 
Mrs. E. Avery McCarthy, Chairman of the 
Membership Committee, is now accepting ap- 
plications, and will be pleased to have you 
send in your application now. 

Following is the schedule of membership 
dues adopted at the last meeting of the Board 
of Directors: 

Patron Memberships: $100 or more to be 
paid at one time. 

Emergency Relief Memberships: $25 per 

Contributing Memberships: $10 per annum. 

Active Memberships: $5 per annum. 

The proceeds from both the Patron and 
Emergency Relief Memberships are to be set 
aside for specially designated purpose's. That 
from the Emergency Relief Memberships, as 
the name implies, for the relief of urgent 
cases of distress. The proceeds from the Con- 
tributing and Active Memberships will go into 
the general fund of the League, to further 
and carry on its various activities. 

Thrift Shop 
(Mrs. Edwards Laughlin, Chairman) 

This department stands for "Conservation." 
Contributions of all kinds of men's, women's 
and children's clothing, hats and shoes, as well 
as furniture, crockery and cooking utensils are 
needed in this department. We will appreciate 
having you send anything you have to offer 
along the above lines. If you cannot send it 
please call 435-133 and we will call for it. 

There is a serious situation in Hollywood, 
as well as in other Southern California cities. 
Since the dailies in Eastern and Middle West 
cities have loudly proclaimed Los Angeles as 
an indefinite "white spot" for the unemployed, 
poor people have put their little savings into 
an old automobile and have come out on the 
highway. Thousands of men and women — 
many of them with little children — have come 
in hope of earning their livelihood and mak- 
ing a home here. 

The Motion Picture Companies require that 
"Extras" supply their own wardrobe. For in- 
stance one old man, hoping to make a fresh 
start in "Pictures" came to the Thrift Shop 
eight times in search of a dinner coat, which 
would have meant an opportunity for work 
in a big production — but unfortunately we had 
nothing for him. 

A reasonable price is charged for clothing, 
etc., donated to the Thrift Shop, except in 
cases where the clothing is needed by the 
Good Samaritan Committee, in which event 
it is given to the one requiring it. The funds 
secured in this way are utilized in carrying- 
on the activities of the Assistance League. 

Woman's Exchange 
(Mrs. Richard D. Lacy, Chairman) 

The Woman's Exchange is the medium 
through which one may dispose of handiwork, 
objects of art, or anything along these lines. 
The owner places her own selling price on the 
article placed on sale, with the understanding 
that the Woman's Exchange is to receive 20 r /e 
commission for handling the sale. The re- 
turns are used to defray the overhead expenses 
of the Woman's Exchange, and any surplus 
accruing is used in the General Charity work 
of the League. 

There are many beautiful and useful articles 
on sale at this time. A particularly pleasing 
assortment of gifts for all occasions will be 
found on display. 

Tea Room 
(Mrs. J. W. Montgomery, Chairman) 
The delightful roof garden Tea Room of 
the Community House is op<;n daily (except 
Sunday) from 12:00 to 5:00 P. M. A regular 
luncheon is served from 12 to 2 p. m., and 
afternoon tea from 3 to 5 p. m. Members and 


"Service for All — and All for Service" 


friends are cordially invited to visit the Tea 
Room where delicious food and courteous serv- 
ice combine to insure a pleasant time. Special 
arrangement may be made with the Chairman 
of the Tea Room Committee for luncheon, aft- 
ernoon tea, or dinner parties. Facilities are 
also available for Mah .Jong, or Card Parties. 

Film Location Bureau 
(Mrs. Robert P. Elliott, Chairman) 
This department is the medium through 
which the Motion Picture Studios secure the 
filming privilege of many beautiful homes, 
gardens, business houses, and privately-owned 
scenic beauty spots. The charge made to the 
motion picture studios for use of these "loca- 
tions" varies, but in all instances the money 
is donated to organizations or institutions of 
organized Charities — the owner designating 
who is to receive two-thirds of the amount, 
and one-third accruing to the Assistance 
League, for the support of regular charity 

With the opening of the spring season this 
bureau is very active, and there is urgent need 
of increasing the number and types of homes, 
gardens, etc., now listed. If the reader can 
cooperate, please call 135-133 and we will mail 
the regular Film Location Bureau Listing card, 
which will give you all the detail information. 

Field Department of the Film Location 

(Mrs. Edwin R. Collins, Chairman) 
The Field Chairman is the "Laison Officer" 
between the Assistance League and the Mo- 
tion Picture Studios. The duties of this de- 
partment are to act as an Intelligence Bureau, 
to keep the various studios fully acquainted 
with the locations available, and to list and 
supply the necessary information so that the 
studios will know at all times what the Lo- 
cation Bureau is in position to supply. In this 
connection a list of the locations available is 
now being compiled. 

The head of the Field Department of the 
Film Location Bureau is expected to keep in 
personal contact with the studios and act as 
field agent in bringing to the individual at- 
tention of the studios the advantage which 
will accrue from the service offered by the 
Film Location Bureau of the Assistance 

(Mrs. Daniel J. Sully, Chairman) 

Mrs. Cosmo Morgan, Vice Chairman 

Mrs. Richard Waldron, Vice Chairman. 

Mrs. Fannie Spence, in charge of Shopping 
for the Units. 

The Art Units are very busy. Classes are 
meeting each Monday and Thursday, and oth- 
ers are now being organized. Mrs. Donald 
R. Dickey is in charge of an interesting class 
in petit point and gros point tapestry work. 
Mrs. A. F. Emminger is in charge of a delight- 
ful class now engaged in the making of art 
fancies. If you are clever with your needle, 
and like to spend an afternoon or two after- 
noons each week in needle work, please call 
at the Community House and enroll for these 
classes. Plans are now under way for the 
opening of classes to make layettes, children's 
clothes, aprons both fancy and plain as well 
as many other useful and salable articles. 

The Art Units are financed by the Assist- 
ance League, and the various articles made in 
the classes are placed on sale in the Woman's 

Mrs. William Gibbs McAdoo, Third Vice Pres. 
Mrs. Erwin P. Werner, Fourth Vice President 
Mrs. E. Avery McCarthy, Fifth Vice Pres. 
Mr. S. W. Jamieson, Secretary and Treasurer 


Exchange, for the purpose of creating a re- 
volving fund so that additional materia! may 
be purchased and the work broadened. 

There is no charge for instruction in these 
classes, but it is the hope of the League that 
those members of the class who are in posi- 
tion to do so, will later on become teachers 
and go to the homes of the Shut-Ins and dis- 
abled and help these workers become more 
efficient in making those articles which find 
a ready market in the Woman's Exchange. 

The Art Units will appreciate receiving 
pieces of lace, fine ribbons, and fancy ma- 
terials of all kinds, which can be worked up 
into artistic fancies. Why not ask your dress- 
maker and your milliner to give you her left- 
overs? We can make such good use of them. 
Shut-Ins' Aid Department 
(Mrs. S. Morris, Chairman) 

It is the aim of this department to help 
the invalids and "shut-ins" dispose of various 
kinds of articles which they can make, but for 
which they find it difficult to secure a market. 

There is on hand at the Community House 
a pleasing array of fancy woven baskets made 
by the blind; maid's aprons, collars and cuffs, 
the work of a woman who is unable to leave 
her home; — and many other interesting and 
useful things. The next time you call at the 
Community House be sure to ask to see the 
work of the "Shut-ins' Aid Department." 
Good Samaritan Committee 
(Mrs. J. W. Montgomery, Chairman) 

It is through the work of this Committee 
that cases of urgent need are cared for. Dur- 
ing the past winter so many cases of actual 
distress, not coming under the jurisdiction of 
any other organized Charitable department, or 
institution, has been cared for by this com- 
mittee. A more detailed statement of the 
"Good Samaritan Committee" will appear in 
the next bulletin. 

Round Table Luncheon 
(Mrs. William De Mille, Chairman) 

The Round Table Luncheon is held at the 
Community House Tea Room, on the first 
Tuesday of each month, at 12:30 o'clock. Mem- 
ers and their friends are cordially invited to 
attend. An interesting speaker on "Timely 
Topics" is always a special feature of these 

"Tiny Tim" Endowment Fund 
(Mrs. Walter P. Story, Chairman) 

The required amount for the endowment of 
a child's bed in a Los Angeles Hospital is 
growing at an encouraging rate. Several of 
our friends, whose homes are listed with the 
Location Bureau have designated that the 
money secured through the use of their homes 
as "Locations" shall go to the "Tiny Tim" 
fund. If you would like to add yours, we will 
be glad indeed, as we are hoping to make up 
this fund as soon as possible. 

Pre-Easter Sale and Children's Party 

A pre-Easter sale and Children's party will 
be held at the Community House, Saturday, 
April 12th. It is planned to make this the 
biggest and most entertaining children's party 
of the Spring. Details will be announced 

Alice Elliott Flower Memorial Fund 
In memory of Miss Alice Elliott, one of the 
First Vice Presidents of the Assistance League 
of Southern California, the Alice Elliott Flow- 
er Memorial Fund was established. Through 
this department friends send a contribution 
to some Charity, in lieu of sending flowers, 
at time of death. An engraved card notifying 
the relatives of the deceased that the contribu- 
tion has been made is sent, and another card 
is enclosed with the contribution which is 
forwarded at once to the designated Charity. 
Children's Day Xitrscry Fund Committee. 

(Mrs. Erwin P. Werner, Chairman.) 
A gift of $5,000.00 has been made to the 
Assistance League of Southern California for 
the purpose of organizing a "Day Nursery." 






FOR the information of those whose hearts are inclined to do good 
works a few words in regard to the founding and the object of 
The Assistance League of Southern California will be interesting. 
The Monthly Bulletin from the correlated departments appears this 
month in California Southland, which has long been the official organ 
of the League. It will keep the entire membership more closely in 
touch with the League's many important activities. 

Believing that in Los Angeles and its environs there are splendid 
opportunities for revenue heretofore undeveloped and that these 
opportunities might be utilized to assist in the financing of charities 
already organized, a group of war workers, headed by Mrs, Hancock 
Banning, organized, in March 1920, The Assistance League. It is a 
mobile organization, adjusting itself quickly and efficiently to emer- 
gency work in the alleviation of urgent cases of distress which do 
not come under the jurisdiction of any organized charity. In this 
emergency work, so intensified by the coming of great streams of 
unprepared homeseekers and laborers from other states to our young 
and unprepared industrial centers, The League is now called upon by 
business men and semi-civic organizations as never before in its his- 
tory. It has, therefore, decided to increase it membership to one 
thousand and will welcome social workers who find themselves in 
California with time and energy to assist in this vital and impor- 
tant duty. 

In January 1923 The League incorporated, and established its 
headquarters in "The Community House," located at 5604 De Longpre 
Avenue, Hollywood, California. The Community House holds the 
administrative officers and several departments. The activities of 
all are stated in this month's Bulletin, on page 28. 

AT the last month's meeting of the Executive Board of the Assistance League the 
following resolution was presented and signed, and its content forwarded to the 
member of the board whose bereavement prompted this sympathetic message. 

Whereas, the striking of the solemn moment summoning Honor- 
able Woodrow Wilson, twenty-eighth President of the United States 
of America, to eternal sleep, weighs poignantly upon the heart of his 
daughter, our beloved Vice President, Mrs. William Gibbs McAdoo, 
and her husband, Honorable William Gibbs McAdoo, 

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that by these presents the Board 
of Directors of the Assistance League of Southern California, in 
meeting assembled, conveys to Mrs. William Gibbs McAdoo, and to 

her husband, Honorable William Gibbs McAdoo, an expression of 
their profound sympathy, in this their day of bereavement. 

"We live to learn their story 
Who suffered for our sake, 
To emulate their glory 
And follow in their wake. 
Bards, Patriots, Martyrs, Sages, 
The nobles of all ages, 
Whose deeds crown history's pages, 
And in time great volumes make. 

Till the dawn — when all united, 
And every wrong thing righted, 
The whole world shall be lighted, 
As Eden was of old." 

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seal this 
5th day of February, 1924. 

Officers and Board of Directors of the Assistance League of 
Southern California for 1924 
President, Mrs. Hancock Banning. 
Assistant to the President, Mrs. Erwin P. Werner. 
First Vice-President, Mrs. Edwards Laughlin. 
Second Vice-President, Mrs. Robert M. Weed. 
Third Vice-President, Mrs. William Gibbs McAdoo. 
Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. S. W. Jamieson. 

Board of Directors 
Mrs. Frank Gates Allen, Mrs. Noel Arnold, Mrs. A. C. Bilicke, Mrs. 
William A. Brackenridge, Mrs. Edwin R. Collins, Mrs. Edward L. 
Doheny, Mrs. Robert P. Elliot, Mrs. Jos. J. Carter, Mrs. Donald R. 
Dickey, Countess Caracciolo, Mrs. Stuart Whitney French, Mrs. Bur- 
ton Green, Mrs. R. Frank Gross, Mrs. Joseph Hixon, Mrs. Giles Hall, 
Mrs. Willis G. Hunt, Mrs. Will S. Hook, Mrs. Oscar Howard, Mrs. 
Chester T. Hoag, Mrs. Chas. Jeffras, Mr. S. W. Jamieson, Mrs. W. K. 
Jewett, Mrs. Roy Jones, Mrs. Kirk Johnson, Mrs. Milbank Johnson, 
Mrs. Harry Lombard, Mrs. William de Mille, Mrs. Tully Marshall, 
Mrs. Cosmo Morgan, Mrs. William Gibbs McAdoo, Mrs. E. Avery 
McCarthy, Mrs. Jno. C. McFarland, Mrs. Lee Allen Philips, Miss 
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Mrs. Geo. Leslie Smith, Mrs. Chas. Seylor, Mrs. Daniel J. Sully, Mrs. 
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William Lee Woollett, Mrs. Erwin P. Werner, Mrs. Page Warden, 
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* Throughout the winter the Valley 
Hunt Club offers interesting and de- 
lightful programs: 

Monday afternoons, April 7, 14, 21, 
and 28. bridge and mah jongg at 2 ran, 
followed by tea. 

Sunday evening suppers, followed by 


The afternoon Bridge and Mah Jongg 
parties will be continued every Wed- 
nesday during the season. Play be- 
gins at 2:30. The games are followed 
by tea. 

During the last half of the month an- 
other musical will be given. 


Tuesday is Ladies' Day and a special 
luncheon is served. In the afternoons 
informal bridge parties may be ar- 
ranged followed by tea. 
Members of the Blue and Gold team 
matches have a stag dinner on the 
second Saturday night in each month, 
on which occasions the losing side 
in the match pays for the dinner. 


Ladies Days, second Monday of each 

Music during dinner, followed by 
dancing, every Saturday evening 
during the month. 

Luncheon served from 11:30 to 2 
p. m. on Saturdays. 

Sunday night concerts during month 
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Tea served as requested and tables 
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Ladies' Days, third Monday of each 

Dancing every second and fourth 
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A musical is arranged for each Sun- 
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Ladies' Days, fourth Monday in each 

Tea and informal bridge every after- 

Polo, Wednesday and Saturday of 
each week. 

Dancing every Saturday night in the 

Buffet luncheon served every Sunday. 
Match polo games every Sunday, pre- 
ceded by luncheon parties, followed by 


Dinner dances, Tuesday and Friday 
nights of every week. Tuesday night 
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Plunge open to the ladies Tuesday and 
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1TX Provides an 18 hole golf course, twn 
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Tea is served and informal bridge 
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A dinner dance is arranged for the 

third Thursday of each month. 

On Friday of each week a special 

luncheon is served, with bridge in the 


Ladies play every day starting after 
ten a.m., and not before two p.m. 

The program for the 1924 season is 
out, and the first scheduled number is 
a 150-mile sailing race around Cata- 
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the year will be the stag cruise to 
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Science and Art, Exposition Park: 

April 4-May 4 Exhibition of Painters 
and Sculptors of Southern California. 

May 3-June 2— Western Painters Exhi- 

Painters cf the southern part of the 
State and of the Southwest in general, and 
particularly those who are planning to 
submit work for exhibition in the fifth 
exhibition of the Painters and Sculptors 
of Southern California to open in the Gal- 
lery of Fine and Applied Arts of the Los 
Angeles Museum April 4th, will have prizes 
and awards aplenty to stimulate their pro- 
duction this yaer. 

In addition to the Mr. and Mrs. William 
Preston Harrison prize for the best work 
of art submitted, the Mrs. Henry E. Hunt- 
ington prize, to be awarded to a painter 
or sculptor who has not previously received 
a prize in any exhibition held in the Mu- 
seum, and the Women's Club prize for the 
best figure painting, the Museum has an- 
nounced two special purchase prizes to be 
awarded in the Western Painters Exhibi- 
tion which opens in the Los Angeles Mu- 
seum May 3rd and immediately follows 
the popular Painters and Sculptors Exhi- 
bition. The 18 paintings which are selected 
to represent this section in the Western 
Painters Exhibition are chosen from the 
Painters and Sculptors Exhibition. 

T*HE Southwest Museum, Marmion Way 
and Avenue 46, Los Angeles, announces 
Extension Lectures every Sunday afternoon 
at 3 o'clock. 

An exhibition of Japanese art, including 
prints and art objects, will be held during 
the month of April. 

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On March 1st the Southwest Museum 
honored the founder, Dr. Charles Fletcher 
Lummis, by celebrating Founder's Day and 
the founder's birthday. Many friends 
gathered to felicitate Dr. Lummis upon 
his rapidly returning health and to thank 
him for his generous gift to the Museum, 
for the home of Dr. Lummis is now a part 
of the Museum and Dr. Lummis has been 
made Curator of History. Dr. Lummis 
will continue to live in his home, where 
he is also busily engaged in revising one 
cf his earlier books. 

CCULPTURE by Bessie Potter Vonnoh, 
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ies. Associate of the National Academy, 
member of the National Sculpture Society, 
Bessie Potter Vonnoh is well known in 
international art circles for her groups and 
single figures. The Metropolitan Museum 
owns twelve examples of her work, includ- 
ing the famous "Young Mother" ; the Art 
Institute owns eleven pieces by her ; the 
Brooklyn Institute Museum, thirteen. Her 
"Girl Dancing" is in the Carnegie Insti- 
tute, Pittsburg ; two statuettes are in the 
Corcoran Gallery at Washington, and oth- 
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Museum, Cincinnati Museum and the De- 
troit Institute. This is a welcome contribu- 
tion to the art exhibits of the season, and 
all who love fine sculpture should not fail 
to see the work of this brilliant artist. 

TTAROLD GAZE'S illustrations and draw- 
ings from child life were shown at the 
Vista del Arroyo Hotel, Pasadena during 
March, and later at the Ambassador Hotel, 
Los Angeles. 


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PORDON GRANT of New York, painter 

of ships and the sea, will exhibit a 

group of pictures at the Cannell-Chaffin 
Galleries from April 1st to April 12th. 
Grant has made a long and deep study of 
ships and their native element, and is 
justly celebrated throughout the country 
for his marines. To him, ships are an 
essential part of a sea-scape, and in order 
to better understand them he has con- 
structed models of vessels from various his- 
torical periods down to the present day. 
His ships please the sea-going man no 
less than the lover of fine art, and the 
moods of his ocean appeal to the sailor 
who knows the sea and sky, those harbin- 
gers of life or death. 

AARON KILPATRICK is exhibiting in 
"the Biltmore Salon, April 9-23. 

commissioned by the Audubon Society 
to do a bird fountain in bronze for the 
bird sanctuary, provided by the gift of the 
ground surrounding the grave of Theodore 
Roosevelt to the Society. The fountain 
group will consist of several figures, as it 
is to be of heroic proportions. 
THE California Society of Miniature 

Painters announce the award of the 
Miniature prize of $50 to Mrs. Clare Shep- 
ard Shisler of Pasadena. Miss Gertrude 
Little of Los Angeles received honorable 

^ J ing an exhibition of paintings at the 
MacDowell Club, 462 N. Western Avenue, 
Los Angeles. 

pAUL LAURITZ will exhibit a group of 
his recent landscapes through the first 
two weeks of April in the galleries at 
Barker Bros., Los Angeles. 
■piDGAR PAYNE is winning additional 
honors in Italy. He has three entries 
in the Second Biennial International Exhi- 
bition, and one of his pictures has been 
reproduced in the catalogue. 
ERNEST HASKELL'S latest series of 
etchings, "Maine," were exhibited in the 
Cannell & Chaffin print room during the 
last two weeks of March. This series, 
which has never been shown before, created 
great interest. These etchings were a labor 
of love by one of the most accomplished 
etchers working today in the country. They 
were done in and about the little fishing 
village where Haskell has his country home ; 
and his affection for the old Maine country- 
side with its fine trees, rolling hills, and 
quiet inlets of the sea made the series a 
peculiarly true and beautiful record of 
northern New England. Even the tiniest 
plates are all drawn, bitten and printed 
with that consummate artistry which make; 
Ernest Haskell one of the foremost copper- 
craftsmen of our day. 

TJOVSEP PUSHMAN is exhibiting at 
Macbeth's through April. From New 
York he expects to sail for Paris, where 
he will occupy his permanent studio. 
THE Artists of Los Angeles and vicinity 
held "Open Studio" every day of Art 
Week, March 24 to 31. An invitation was 
extended to the people of the community 
and to the visitors in California to make 
a tour of the studios. 

AT the request of Mrs. Roi Clarkson 
Colman, chairman of the Art Depart- 
ment in the Division of Fine Arts in the 
California Federation of Women's Clubs, 
the Laguna Beach Art Gallery was open 
to the public during Art Week. Artists 
who open their studios at Laguna to the 
club women and art lovers include William 
Wendt, Karl Yens, R. Clarkson Colman, 
.lulia Randall Boles, William S. Daniel. 
Conway Griffith, Anna A. Hills, William 
A. Griffith, Theadore Jackman, Thomas L. 
Hunt, Norman Chamberlain and Alice V. 

THE Old Adobe Studio of H. Raymond 
Henry and Isabella Pierce Henry at San 
Juan Capistrano was one of the open stu- 
dios of the week. 

THE Biltmore Salon presents drawings 
and designs by Leon Bakst, March ?C 
to April 9. 

THE Gearharts held an exhibition of orig- 
inal compositions in color, during March, 
at their studio, 611 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, 
Pasadena. The compositions were based 
on notes gathered during the production 
of several large motion pictures by Park 
French, architect and designer of many 
settings of the "Thief of Bagdad," "Ros- 
ita," and previous pictures from the Pick- 
ford-Fairbanks studio. 

/CHARLES M. RUSSELL announces a 
special exhibition of paintings and 
bronzes in the Biltmore Salon, March 26- 
April 9. As a painter of the Old West 
Mr. Russell works with a love of a coun- 
try and a people that he knows. 
AT the Stickney Art School, 303 North 
Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, the Art- 
ists and Students League now has life 
classes in the morning, afternoon, and 
evening. Through the generosity of some 
of the members, brick and mortar are to 
be supplied and a wall is to be built along 
the back of the garden, making an out- 
door studio. 

JHEODOR WORES held an exhibition of 
paintings of blossom time in California, 
during March, at the Stendahl Galleries, 
The Ambassador Hotel. 

jy/TRS. JAMES H. McBRIDE is holding an 
exhibition of paintings at the Stendahl 
Gallery, Hotel Vista del Arroyo, Pasadena, 
March 22 to April 2, inclusive. 12 :30 to 9 


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created something of a sensation last 
month at the Cannell & Chaffin Galleries, 
when it was hung for the first time in 
daylight without the assistance of artifi- 
cial light. Previously the picture had been 
exhibited without daylight, and effective 
and masterly as it then appeared, it was 
not until a cool north light from a sky- 
light illuminated it that the work revealed 
itself as one of the greatest masterpieces 
of this important painter's career. Wil- 
liam Ritschel is unquestionably as great 
as any living marine painter* and it is to 
be hoped that this superb work will find 
a permanent home in Los Angeles. 
THE Fine Arts Club of Pasadena, in con- 
junction with the 1924 Jubilee Commit- 
tee, has planned an exhibition of painting, 
sculpture and other fine arts, together 
with programs of music and drama, for 
two weeks, March 24-April 7. The exhibi- 
tion will be held in the Park House, Car- 
melita, Colorado Street at Orange Grove 
Avenue. Orrin White, F. Carl Smith and 
Frederick Zimmerman have charge of 
hanging the canvases. 

her exhibition of water colors at the 
Cannell & Chaffin Galleries with the end 
of March. This was generally conceded to 
be the finest showing of her work ever 
held in Los Angeles. The exhibition was 
a decided success. 

TWO exhibitions of the works of cele- 
brated painters will be held at the Can- 
nell & Chaffin Galleries during April. The 
first two weeks will be devoted to figure 
painting by such men as Carle Blenner, 
Murray Bewley and Hovsep Pushman. The 
last two weeks of the month an exhibition 
of landscape paintings by some of the fin- 
est Eastern men will be held. 
RANA BARTLETT has recently sold his 
"Nocturne," which was reproduced on 
the cover of California Southland in 1921, 
and also another painting entitled "Cali- 
fornia Landscape," to the Los Angeles 
Museum at Exposition Park, for the per- 
manent collection. 


ARTHUR MILLIER and Franz Geritz 
will hold their second annual joint ex- 
hibition of etchings at the Cannell & Chaf- 
fin Galleries from March 31st to April 12th. 
Their etchings shown together in 1922 
aroused great interest locally, and since 
that date glimpses of their progress only 
have been available. This exhibition will 
provide an opportunity to see the entire 
recent work of Millier and Geritz — the 
former's for the most part consisting of 
landscape etching in northern and south- 
ern California, together with etchings from 
the Los Angeles Plaza ; the latter's a 
splendid group of figures and portrait etch- 
ings. Geritz's plates include portraits of 
Dagmar Godowsky, Erwin Niyreghazi, Mrs. 
Merle Arrnitage and other well known 
people. The exhibition should be full of 
interest as the two artists are attracted by 
very different aspects of life which they 
interpret in entirely different manners. 
All who are interested in the growth of 
our artists will find this exhibition of ex- 
ceptional interest. The prints remain at 
Cannell & Chaffin until the 12th of April. 
TWO widely differing schools of painting 
are represented this month at the Dec- 
orative Arts Guild, 644 S. Flower Street, 
in the foyer of the Assembly Tea Room. 
The sensitive reserved canvas of late sum- 
mer in Maine, painted by Willard L. Met- 
calf of the Lyme colony of Eastern land- 
scape painters hangs in one end of the 
alcove, and at the other the large decora- 
tive painting of "Wind in the Eucalyptus," 
equally beautiful, painted by McLeod Bat- 
ten, a Western painter, and a modern. 


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fHE dates for the concerts by the Phil- 
harmonic Orchestra, Walter Henry Roth- 
well, Conductor, at the Philharmonic Audi- 
torium, Los Angeles, during April, are : 
Sunday afternoon Popular concert, April 
13. Friday afternoon Symphony concert 
at 3, April 4-18. Saturday evening Sym- 
phony concert at 8 :30, April 5-19. 
rpHE fourth of the symphony series of 
four concerts to be given in Pasadena 
this season by the Philharmonic Orchestra 
of Los Angeles, Walter Henry Rothwell, 
Conductor, is announced for April 11, at 
the Raymond Theater. 

T K. BEHYMER announces two recitals 
by Ossip Gabrilowitsch, pianist, Phil- 
harmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, April 

JN the Tuesday series of the Philharmonic 
course, L. E. Behymer presents Jeanne 
Gordon, contralto, April 22, at the Phil- 
harmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles. 
mHE final event of the Philharmonic 
Artist Course for this season is the 
appearance of Galli-Curci. at the Philhar- 
monic Auditorium, Los Angeles, April 2!l 
and May 1. 

rpHE Zoellner Quartet will give the final 
concert of the Biltmore Chamber Mu- 
sic Series, April 21, in the Music Room 
of the new Biltmore. 

TJEHEARSALS of the Pasadena Sym- 
" phony Players, Max Donner, Conductor, 
previously scheduled for Wednesday even- 
ings of each week, will in future be held 
on Monday evening at 7 o'clock. The or- 
chestra will continue to meet in the par- 
ish house of the Throop Memorial Church, 
Los Robles and Center, Pasadena. 

Clerbois, Conductor, of Santa Barbara, 
announce April 6 as the date of the next 
concert of the Spring series. Sylvain No- 
ack, first violin and concert master of the 
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, will 
be the soloist. 

THE Los Angeles Chamber Music Society 
will give the final concert of the sea- 
son, Friday evening, April 11, Gamut Club 
Theater, Los Angeles. 

sents the sixth of the series of eight 
Coleman Chamber Concerts, Wednesday 
afternoon, 3 :30, April 16th, at the home 
of Mrs. Frank Gates Allen, 453 S. Orange 
Grove Avenue, Pasadena. The Zoellner 

rpHE Easter Sunrise Service in the Holly- 
* wood Bowl will be the sixth annual 
observance of this holy day in the Bowl. 
Members of the Hollywood Children's 
Chorus will sing Easter hymns and form 
the "singing cross" on the hillside. Hugo 
Kirchhofer. Director of the Los Angeles 
Orpheus Club and the Hollywood Commu- 
nity Chorus, which sponsors the Bowl 
Easter service, will lead the living Easter 
cross. William Tyroler. musical director, 
will direct the Wayfarer Chorus in singing 
the beautiful Halleluiah Chorus from "The 
Messiah." The Community Orchestra, 
under the directorship of Jay Plowe, flutist, 
of the Philharmonic Orchestra, will fur- 
nish the instrumental music, this being 
its first appearance at these services. 

pOMONA COLLEGE will continue the 
custom of weekly vesper services, Thurs- 
day afternoons, in Bridges Hall, during 
the Lenten season. Walter Hartley ar- 
ranges the programs and presides at the 
organ. In addition to organ music, solo- 
ists will !*• provided for each service and 
the Scriptures will be read by President 
James A. Blaisdell. The vesper services 
will lead up to the annual rendering ol 
"The Seven Last Words of Christ," by 
Dubois, under the direction of Ralph H 
Lyman, with noted soloists and the college 
choir of 125 voices. Two performances 
will be given, on Good Friday, April 18. 
and the preceding Thursday. 
I^HE Woman's Symphony Orchestra, con- 
ducted by Henry Schoenefeld, will give 
the second concert of the season, April 16, 
at the Philharmonic Auditorium, Los An- 

A SERIES of six Lenten organ recitals 
are being given in Pasadena under 
the auspices of the Fine Arts Club. 

ly/JRS. EDWARD MacDOWELL, widow 
of the great American composer. Ed- 
ward MacDowell, was a recent guest in 
Los Angeles, in whose honor many func- 
tions were arranged. The MacDowell Club, 
Mrs. Graham Putman, President, gave a 
reception in her honor. 

¥ OS ANGELES Choral Society will pre- 
sent "The Beautitudes," with Cecil 
Fanning in the baritone role, April 20. 
Mr. Fanning's engagements also include 
recitals at Pomona, April 15, and Whittier, 
April 18, 

/CONSCIOUS that the annual recurrence 
^ of a season of the very finest Grand 
Opera would be a wonderful thing in aid 
of the cultural development of Los An- 
geles, a number of the citizens have associ- 
ated themselves together, in the organiza- 
tion of the Los Angeles Grand Opera As- 
sociation. The first aim is to provide Los 
Angeles and Southern California with a 
season of grand opera during the coming 
October, without subsidy and without defi- 
cit. If successful this year the venture 
may be repeated regularly thereafter. The 
ability to do this will depend entirely upon 


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shawls j hand carved woods and 
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the contrary, a store of 
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and absolute sincerity in 
value giving. Come and get 



the co-operation of citizens making advance 
subscriptions for tickets. 


radiant soprano 
from the Metropolitan 
Opera House, will 
close the current mu- 
sical season with one 
recital at Philhar- 
monic Auditorium, on 
May 15th. Merle Ar- 
mitage, impressario 
who introduced Pon- 
selle here, has an- 
nounced an interest- 
ing series of concerts 
for next year, includ- 
ing Alfred Mirovitch, 
John Charles Thomas and Renee Chemet. 


REDLANDS Music lovers enjoyed thor- 
oughly the concert given by Karolyn 
King Lewis and Morris Stoloff, a violinist 
of the Los Angeles Symphony orchestra, 
at the Contemporary Club on March 29th. 

At the Redlands Country Club every Sat- 
urday is held a men's golf tournament. 
Monday the course is reserved for the 
women and a special luncheon served. 
Those who do not play golf or who have 
had a round in the morning, devote the 
afternoon to bridge or mah jongg. Every 
Saturday afternoon tea is served and the 
men from their golf and the women from 
their bridge and mah jongg tables join, 
with one of the women members as host- 
ess for a social cup. 

Every Tuesday is Community Shop day 
in Redlands. This shop began during the 
war as the Red Cross Shop and all articles 
sold are donated. The proceeds divided be- 
tween the Redlands Day Nursery and the 
Associated Charities. It is ably managed 
by Mrs. Fredrick Harley, in this its sixth 
year since the war, and the sales have 
well repaid the women who give their 
time and interest to the work. 
rpHE Pasadena Lecture Course on Cur- 
rent Topics, in the Auditorium Annex 
of the California Institute of Technology, 
Pasadena, includes for April : April 1. 
Alexander Meiklejohn, former president of 
Amherst. "The College of Tomorrow" ; 
April 8. Rebecca West, noted English nov- 
elist. "The Spirit and Tendency of the 
Modern Novel." 

THHE Community Arts Players of Santa 
Barbara announce the production dates 
of the month as April 25-26. 
architect, and Mable Alvarez, are sail- 
ing from New York, April 26, on S. S. 
Conte Verdi, for a stay of five or six 
months abroad. Miss Bashford expects to 
cellect valuable material for her chosen 

^INKTEENTH Annual Spring Flower 
X ^ Show will be held by the Pasadena Hor- 
ticultural Association, April 21-26, in 
Hotel Green, Pasadena, continuing six 
days instead of the usual three. Classes 
are open to both commercial and private 

CANTA BARBARA School of the Arts, 
Frank Morley Fletcher, Director, an- 
nounces second term of Spring semester 
begins April 21 and lasts for ten weeks. 
Courses are offered in Graphic Arts, Music, 
Drama. Dancing and French. For full in- 
formation address Jeanne Auge, Executive 
Secretary, 936 Santa Barbara Street, Santa 
Barbara, California. 

'"TWENTY-THIRD annual convention of 
X the Los Angeles district C. F. W. C. 
will open Tuesday afternoon. April 8, at 
1 :.'i0 o'clock in the club house of the Tues- 
day Afternoon Club of Glendale. and close 
April 1<> with the annual federation ban- 
quet. Mrs. Charles H. Toll, district presi- 
dent, and Mrs. Daniel Campbell, president 
of the Tuesday Afternoon Club of Glen- 
dale, arranged the details. The Press 
luncheon will be held April 9 at the 
Egyptian village in Glendale. Mrs. Leland 
Atherton Irish, district press chairman will 
preside. Mrs. Kathryn I^eighton, district 
chairman of art. and an artist of note, has 
arranged a series of exhibits that will 
visualize "the activities of her department. 
Mrs. E. W. Hayward and Miss Lillian 
Douglas will be chairman of accommoda- 
tions and hospitality, respectively. 

yd T the Assembly Tea Room Art Shop there 
h.i< been formed a Decorative Arts (iuild 
— a clearing house for (raftsmen and architects. 
Douglas Donaldson . our matter craft i man, is 
sponsor for it, nad Marcia Potter and Louise 
Towle Donaldson are in charge. 

S'xneteen craftsmen and women were listed 
in thii department in the February '24 num- 
ber. This list was headed by Porter Blanch- 
ard, silversmith and master member. Bo* ton 
Arts and Crafts Society, whose charming work 
w ill be shown in a future num ber. Add it to n i 
to the list of workers in the Arts and Crafts 
allied with the building of homes are as 
follows : 

1 . Annie Batdaugh. miniature painter. 

2. Me Lend Batton. decorative painter. 

3. Esther M. Crawford, batiks. 

4. The Davenports, weavers from Sew 
Hope. Pa. 

5. Airs. A. J. Fairbanks, pent it portraits. 

6. Flleanor Plaw, designer. 

7. Irene B. Robinson, painter in tempora. 

8. Alicia Ronstatt, designer of wall hangings 

9. Chloe Leslie Stocks, block painted scarfs 
and wall hangings. 



The Color Plates 

rHE colored plain for our cover this month 
are made by Bryan and Brandenburg, 
engravers of Los Angeles. They are Irom a 
typical Guy Rose now in the Stendahl gal- 
leries. Guy Rose is our first California painter, 
master interpreter of the beauty of his native 
state, and one who has garnered all the train- 
ing and skill of New York and Paris schools. 
His delicate technique and rare appreciation 
of the power of modern painting to express 
the delight/ulnes! of our landscape make him 
our debtor as native Californians. This 
painting should be secured at once for our 
local museum. 

Comment on March Meet- 
ing, L. A. Chapter, A. I. A. 

THE March meeting of the South- 
ern California Chapter of the 
American Institute of Architects 
was held at the Mary Louise Tea 
Room in Los Angeles. The speaker 
of the evening was Mr. H. E. Mitch- 
ell, manager in Los Angeles for 
Foster and Kleiser Advertising 
Company. His message in brief 
was to the effect that there is a 
legitimate and dignified means 
whereby architects, as a profes- 
sional group, might sell their serv- 
ices to a waiting but uninformed 
public. His words produced a more 
profound effect upon his hearers 
than was apparent on the surface. 

The discussions which arose 
among groups of members after 
the meeting indicated that the time 
will soon come, if not already upon 
us, when architectural service and 
its proper functions must be pre- 
sented to the public in a big and 
broad manner. John V. Van Pelt, 
Chairman of the Institute Comm t- 
tee on Public Information, recently 
has said, "It is not credible that the 
American public is so far from an 
approximation of civilization that 
it has no interest in this subject. 
France cares, Italy cares. Are we 
who look down upon these nations 
from the heights of our serene self- 
satisfaction really less cultured 
than we think? Our periodicals 
publish whole columns or pages, 
on the Drama, Music, and the Mo- 
tion Pictures. How has this come 
about? Unquestionably because 
these arts are fostered by business 
organizations, and the theatrical, 
musical, and movie publicity man 
has pushed them to the front." 

He says further: "If there is a 
lack of publicity for architecture in 
the United States, it is because 
architects as a whole pay no at- 
tention, give no time to the presen- 
tation to the public of the interest- 
ing points of this vital art which is 
an integral part of the life of the 
people. By and large, the real 
estate man, as a by-product of lin- 
ing his pockets, does one hundred 
times as much for architecture as 
does the architect who claims to 
have inherited the sacred fire." 

This last may or may not consti 
tute a true indictment of our pro- 
fessional status. I am not prepared 
to say without hearing more of the 
ramifications of Mr. Van Pelt's ar- 
gument. However, it is a fact that 
several of the "venerables" among 
those who heard Mr. Mitchell's 
words, agreed that the profession 
of architecture was not fully meet- 
ing its obligations because the pub- 
lic knows almost nothing of the 
service it is prepared to give. Ar- 
chitecture, because of the nature of 
its field, has inevitably become as- 
sociated with almost all the 
branches of economic life. Its ideals 
and ethics are as clear cut as those 
of the Law or Medicine but its in- 
timate association with business 
has made it fundamentally differ- 
ent from them. Mr. Mitchell and 
the president of the Chapter, Mr. 
Reginald Johnson, both made it 
plain that architects have ignored 
even though they have recognized 
this difference. The "force of ad- 
vertising," as Mr. Mitchell termed 
it, properly applied would create a 




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proper thought in the mass mind 
toward architects and the value of 
their service, just as surely as ad- 
vertising has created a market for 
Kellogg's Corn Flakes or Singer 
Sewing Machines. 

The Institute has already im- 
plied its sanction of the method of 
group advertising by architects 
and it would seem quite proper if 
this Southern California Chapter, 
with its tremendous but dormant 
potential strength, would be the 
first to break ground in this fertile 
field. If the executive committee 
of the Chapter sees fit to take defi- 
nite steps toward the advertising 
of the architect and his relation to 
the building operation, they will 
find a strong and enthusiastic band 
of Chapter Members in the offing 
ready to help them. 

Harold O. Sexsmith, A. I. A. 

The American Institute of 


Reginald D. Johnson - - - President 
A. M. Edelman - - - - Vice-President 
David J. Witmer ----- Secretary 
A. C. Zimmerman - Treasurer 



J. E. Allison. John C. Austin, A. B. 
Benton, Edwin Bergstrom, S. R. Burns, 
Robert Farquhar, Elmer Grey, Myron 
Hunt, A. F. Rosenheim. 

Institute Members 

G. F. Ashley, George Jay Adams, D. C. 
Allison, Clifford K. Aldrich, W. H. Aus- 
tin, F. M. Ashley. 

J. J. Backus, William Barber, James 
George Beach, E. J. Borgmeyer, Charles 
H. Biggar. 

H. C. Chambers, Charles H. Cheney, Or- 
ville L. Clark, William M. Clarke, S. O. 
Clements, Edgar H. Cline, R. E. Coate, 
Harold Cross. 

F. Pierpont Davis, Walter Davis, Paul 
O. Davis, W. J. Dodd. 

A. M. Edelman, Percy A. Eisen, Walter 
E. Erkes, Thornton Fitzhugh, P. H. Proh- 

E. F. Gillette, Henry M. Greene. 

Fitch Haskell. T. Mitchell Hastings, H. 
Harwood Hewitt, R. Germain Hubby, 
Frank D. Hudson, W. Asa Hudson, Sum- 
mer P. Hunt, A. R. Hutchason. 

Charles R. Johnson. Harold Johnson. 
Reginald Johnson, Templeton Johnson. 

Gordon Kaufman, Beverley T. Keim, 
John P. Krempel, J. V. Koester, John 
Kibbey, J. A. Larralde, Charles S. Lee. 

George Marke, A. C. Martin, S. B. Mar- 
ston. H. H. Martin, Roy S. Mason. Edgar 
Maybury. Lefflin B. Miller, Roy C. Mit- 
chell, Ross Montgomery, O. W. Morgan, 
W. A. C. Munsell, John F. Murphy, Rob- 
ert D. Murray. 

A. S. Nibecker Jr., C. E. Noerenberg, 
S. Tilden Norton,. 

Robert H. Orr. 

Clyde A. Paige, Donald Parkinson, John 
Parkinson, H. M. Patterson, Harry L. 
Pierce, Charles P. Plummer, John L. Put- 

Lloyd Rally, Alfred W. Rea, Richard S. 
Requa, William Richards, A. L. Rogel- 
mair, Edward B. Rust. 

Harold O. Sexsmith, C. E. Skilling, W. 
Somersville, F. J. Soper, Winsor Soule, 
S. M. Spaulding, J. E. Stanton, W. F. 
Staunton Jr., McNeal Swasey. 

E. C. Taylor, E. L. Taylor, E. C. 
Thorne, C. A. Truesdell Jr. 

B. G. Van Pelt Jr., John T. Vawter. 

F. W. Walker, L. F. Watson, W. H. 
Wheeler. Walter Webber, D R. Wilkinson, 
Paul Williams, John D. Winn, G. H. 
Winslow, Henry F. Withey; David J. 
Witmer, Wm. Lee Woollett, Frank R. 

J. T. Zeller Sr., A. C. Zimmerman. 
Associate members will be listed here 
next month. 

A Correction 

¥ N the leading article for the Feb- 
1 ruary number, written on the 
subject of Environment by H. C. 
Nickerson, the date 1858, used by 
him in connection with the work of 
Frederick Law Olmsted in New 
York, was printed 1898 by a mis- 
take of the editor's. 

Californians should know more 
of the illustrious father of Mr. 
Frederick Law Olmsted now do- 
ing such important work in the 
planning of The Palos Verdes Es- 
tates, the city of Los Angeles, and 
in Santa Barbara and other Cali- 
fornia towns. The elder man was 
born April 26, 1822, and died 
August 28, 1903. He was ap- 
pointed Landscape Architect of 
Central Park, New York in 1858; 
and laid the foundations of Amer- 
ican city planning during his life. 

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M. Urmy Seares .... Editor and Publisher 
Ellen Leech Assistant Editor 

NO. 52, VOL. VI. APRIL, 1924 

C O N~T E N T S 


Eucalyptus Trees (from a painting by Guy Rose) . . . .Cover Design 

Southland Calendar 3,5,6 

Los Angeles Chapter A. I. A H. O. Sexsmith 7 

The Arroyo Stuart W. French 9 

Trailing the Upper Arroyo Theresa H. Patterson 10 

The Arroyo Plan of Emil T. Mische 11 

Maurice Braun, a Notable San Diego Painter. . . .Hazel Boyer 12 

In Pershing Square O. B. Hatchard 12 

What Santa Barbara is Doing M. Urmy Seares 13 

Our San Francisco Letter Mrs. W. C. Morroiv 14 

Town and Country Clubs and Functions Ellen Leech 15 

Southland Opinion 16-17 

Town and Country 18-19 

Bulletin of the Architectural Club 20 

Personal Murals Norman Kennedy 21 

A California Home by Brea Freeman 22 

Garden Notes for March Ktttherine Bashford 22 

My Studio Home Mrs. Noi-man Kennedy 23 

Suburban Development Norman J. Boroughs 26 

The Green Bowl Stephen Wentworth 27 

Bulletin of the Assistance League 28 

Recent Books — Reviews Louise Moryrage 30 

The official organ of the Assistance League of Southern California 

This Magazine contains the Official Bulletin of the Architectural 
Club of Los Angeles, California. 

CALIFORNIA SOUTHLAND is published monthly at Pasadena, Cal. 

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Chairman of the City Planning Com? 

>n, Pasadena, Calif orni 

THE great arroyos, or washes nature has provided for carrying 
off surplus surface waters from the mountains afford special 
opportunities for permanent and attractive improvement. By confin- 
ing floods to restricted limits in smooth bottomed channels a large 
percentage of the area of these wastes can be reclaimed for recrea- 
tion and roadways. The fact that they are gashes in the surface and 
so at lower levels than the surrounding country lends added oppor- 
tunity for beauty in landscaping. Pasadena possesses several such 
arroyos, all of which are receiving very careful study. 

The great Arroyo Seco, being the largest, offers the finest field 
for enjoyment. This channel has suffered much through lack of ap- 
preciation of its possibilities and because of ill-advised uses. In the 
early days its trees were ruthlessly cut for the very reason that 
should have saved them — "they were so big." But appreciation of 
nature's beauties could not stand against the easiest way to fill the 
kitchen stove. 

The location of the Stadium in the arroyo is most unfortunate 
for the landscape development and improvement, as it now stands in 
the center of the area like a huge ant hill. Even though its rocky 
slopes may be made to bloom it will forever intercept vistas and 
will prevent a natural "flow of landscape." Roadways must lead to 
it and away from it, a scheme antagonistic to an unhampered plan 
of landscaping. This pile of concrete must be made to set into the 
landscape, not on it. 

But the Stadium is there; and the trees are gone. Care must 
now be taken that other and more serious errors are not made. 

The Board of Directors of the city have taken commendable 
action in securing Arroyo lands, and others who have worked toward 
this ultimate end in the past should be applauded for their vision in 
trying to preserve the spot. It is one of Pasadena's valuable assets, 
capable of great enhancement if properly handled. 

The first step should be the making of a definite plan of develop- 
ment, a carefully studied scheme of landscaping by experts, looking 
to the reclaiming of waste land, planting, roadways, golf course, 
buildings (for park purposes only) and other details looking toward 
the perfection of this natural park in the years to come. When this 
experted plan is had, worked over and adopted it should stand as 
the unalterable plan and so dedicated. Every move in the future 
should follow and work into this accepted scheme. Otherwise the 
attainment of a perfect whole will be impossible and there will be in 
its stead a piece of unworthy patch work. Special watchfulness must 
be had that no encroachments, due to ill seasoned thought, public 
clamor, temporary need or wavering officialdom, be allowed to plant 
themselves within the domain. 

The accomplishment of this thing in its entirety is not possible 
for years to come, but it never will be possible in an eternity if it is 
not started right and followed through along well conceived plans 



C A L 1 1 U R .Y / A S () I ' T II I. A N I) 


/ inn's Cradle 
A photograph 
by Mr. Dun ild 

Below: The 
Water Ouzel, 
ii Photograph 
by E. Dawson. 

Courlefy ../ Birilt oj Cahjnrnin hx E. Dewton 

IT TOOK twenty years to set the day when we should tramp as 
far as Switzer's! In a sunny rainless winter we had picked a 
morning when the mountains were screened off and the atmosphere 
was dense enough to hold a week's rain. Like little children, having 
set the time, we were peeved to have to change it by the jot of one 
day. The next morning it was pouring. Hopeless, I turned for 
'.nother nap, but presently hearing a trill under my window, I looked 
down into the pink cherokee hedge. There was a flash of gold as the 
Calaveras warbler shook the raindrops from his wings. Looking out 
of the north window to see the Spurred Towhee which was calling 
"Marie, M-a-r-i-e," I could not believe my eyes. The mountains, as if 
by magic, had emerged snow-crowned and sun-lit. A rooster crew, 
the song sparrow sang — signs of clearing or rain, smoke rose from a 
train and trailed along, a black cat — but a Caliiornian's faith rests 
lightly on signs. The chorus made up of Mocking birds, Song, Gamble 
and English sparrows, Linnets and Blackbirds was left behind for 
a few soloists in the mountains. As we turned north from town 
the rough road into the Arroyo was a chain of little pools reflecting 
the bluest sky, over which the white clouds played. The 
bank, with its white sage and greasewood, its leaning 
trees, and even the mountains, were reflected in what 
one might thoughtlessly call mudholes. At the city lim- 
its we came upon the new Arroyo Seco road, trackless 
and velvety, which swings first to the right and then 
to the left of the stream by way of many new bridges 
and farther up, by fording over crunching pebbles. The 
alders had on their new spring suits; the rain had 
brought out the green in the mosses, and sent the 
stream dancing along with a new song. For those who 
are hungry for the Eastern springtime here are eight 
miles of it; and for those who would smell the damp 
woods here was the elixir of leaf mold. The little "house 
by the side of the road" is not one but many, looking as 
native to the soil as the great oaks which shelter them. 
Rut one there was who did not wish to be "a friend 
t3 man" (or four women). Every approach to his cabin 
was barricaded, nor did he lower his paper the fraction 
of an inch at our "Yoo hoo!" for information about 
parking the car. 

The trail hugged the wall of rock, while at the left 
and below was the broad stream humming its way over 
pebbles and around white boulders. A Flicker gave 
us "Godspeed," and wherever there was an accumulation 
of dead brush and vines we could hear the Spurred 
Towhee scratching. Snow sends the birds down from 
the mountains. We missed the Hummers in the yellow 
tubular flowers of the tobacco trees. 

Rain had brought m the maiden-hair among the 
coffee ferns; the rocky north sides were feathered with 
the overlapping polypodium. In with the rushes on 
the west branch were ferns shoulder high! Such a dry 
season does well to show even a sample of her wild 
flowers. Wild cucumber, deadly night-shade and larkspur were in 
bloom, also Oregon grape, which grows only in one spot on the trail. 

We had only rounded the first curve when we all stopped ' 
"Did you ever smell such good smells before!" was the exclama- 
tion of four who spoke as one. "I get sage," "I believe it is balm 
of Gilead," "I say bay." It was decided then that one of the 
party was to be nose, one eyes, one ears, and I was to be the 
recorder. In this way we would miss nothing. Look at these 
baby fuchias hung on the gooseberry bush! Listen to the water! 
Just smell this wonderful air! 

When a hand went up we all froze. 'What is it?" Some kind of a 
wren on the woodpile (cabins stop here and there for a mile up the 
trail). He was a reddish brown with broad white cravat, and spider 
like in the way he ran around the stones. He did not run the scale 
to disclose his name. Hands were raised again! A pair of wren-tits 


had come out to hold us up. They chirred like a Neb- 
raska locust. Dappled sycamores bent rainbow-like 
over long vistas of water and gray boulders and feath- 
ery green. A moss-cushioned rock for the fisherman 
hung out over a deep pool, conveniently near a nice 
campsite with its charred stones, iron bed, willow 
screened, and sheltering oak. Kinglets aplenty in the 
caks refused to show their colors, while goldfinches 
showered us with their notes as they festooned our nar- 
row sky-roofed canyon. Every turn as had a surprise 
and we understood why horses always hurry around 

Leaving the Arroyo by the west branch the trail be- 
comes steeper and more intimate by little waters. Baby- 
blue-eyes and flowering pea; and more ferns by ribbon- 
like streams gliding down the steep face of rocks; the 
friendly Titmouse calling "Chick-a-dee"; Vireo cradles 
rocked by every wandering breeze; and in striking con- 
trast the blackened trunk of a big cone spruce which, 
having lost its head and all its limbs, serves as a many- 
storied apartment house for lovers of mounatin tops 
and sky. A beautiful alder blown to the ground was 
bravely putting out its leaves. An Alaska Hermit 
Thrush tripping across our path tripped back like a 
child's return ball. 

Leaving the smaller canyon and its enveloping vege- 
tation, we looked upon a great panorama of mountain 
peaks, and long velvety ranges sweeping down to the 
Arroyo, which traced its course in springtime green. 
Almost speechless, we voiced such faint praise that our 
lady who was acting as eyes, quoting Cyrano de Ber- 
gerac, begged us to amplifu it. 

One particularly beautiful corner had a narrow, high waterfall, 
a burst of Yucca at one side, a bit of scarlet bugler in a rock crevice, 
a willow at the tiny pool, and, springing from the bank a sycamore 
in new leaf. Across the trail the inside of the curve was massed with 
blue lilac, manzanita, buckthorn and tree-poppy. Add this to the in- 
spiring view and then hear the Wren-tits calling and answering! 
They are the voice of the mountains, while poison-ivy is the lurking 
evil spirit, n'est pas? The Pacific Ocean and Catalina were redis- 
covered and then the descent of the trail began. Bear Canyon trail 
leading over to Mt. Lowe gave us a fright, as nothing short of a 
miracle could make four miles reach as far as we had come already. 
Across the Arroyo also (we had come back to it) was Manzanita 
Trail just wide enough for a foothold. It moved the sarcastic mem- 
ber of our party to say that just one thing grieved her and that 
was that she did not have to go around that cliff. 

Before us was the chapel that will mark this Switzer-land. It 
is awesome, perched on the cliff two hundred feet above the haunts 

of the water-ouzel. Swinging around the bank and over the new 
stone arch one faces this inscription, "Switzer's Canrp — Open to all 
friends of the mountains. The Canyon Wren welcomed us as though 
he were the reincarnated spirit of the founder of the camp. He is 
indeed the soul of the canyons. We felt our cabin hallowed by his 
repeated song on our doorstep. The Kinglets — those wee Galli 
Curcies — poured their songs over our roofs. Our cup overflowed 
sure enough! After dinner we sat by the big stone fireplace and 
listened to how the dream for the chapel had become a reality; and 
then we went out to see it, white in the moonlight. We thought of 
Melrose, but more of "the castled crags of Drachenfels." 

From out the slow-moving shadows the imagination took flight with 
the tuneless birds, and heard. 

"The manifold soft chimes 
That fill the haunted chambers of the night." 


1 1 

// rhotograph by Georgt D. Haighl. 


WITH the assistance of the City Engineering and Park Depart- 
ment, who furnished contour maps and data on present streets, 
a Committee of the Civic Federation of Pasadena prepared in Jan- 
uary, 1918, a comprehensive plan and a series of recommendations 
looking toward the parking of all that portion of the Arroyo already 
acquired or necessary to complete a continuous Arroyo Park from 
the South Pasadena line to the mountains. Through the generosity 
of a number of citizens, the Committee of the Federation was able 
to employ Mr. Emil T. Mische, a man of national reputation in park 
planning, to assist them in the preparation of their map and report. 

Seventy per cent of the acreage recommended to be parked was 
then owned by or was under option to the city. Isolated sections 
were already being used for park purposes. 

The lower Arroyo is still densely wooded in places, the original 
native growth never having been cut. It is comparatively narrow, 

deep and adapted to paths and bridle paths rather than automobile 
roads, and the general recommendation is that all planting in the 
Lower Arroyo be confined wholly to replacing, where necessary, the 
original natural trees and undergrowth, and that all exotic planting 
be avoided. 

In the Upper Arroyo between Brookside and the middle-level 
bridge crossing which is recommended in the detailed descriptions 
given below, the width of the Arroyo bottom allows for the exten- 
sion of Brookside and for numerous roads, paths and bridle paths, 
for a number of canyon entrances to the Park, and for the develop- 
ment of a Municipal golf links. The use of open spaces for golf links 
will of necessity confine the replacement of the planting largely to 
the bluffs and canyons. Native plants and trees only, with the elim- 
ination of all exotics, except Eucalyptus, is recommended. 

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C t LI h (> K V / ./ SOI T III t A /) 


IN this golden age of landscape painting, America has attained a 
position of unprecedented importance in the world of art. To 
hold a place of distinction in this great field is an accomplishment 
and an honor. Just how did Maurice Braun, among may others, ar- 
rive there? His optimistic paintings carry a conviction that he did 
not have an unhappy time in the course of his progress. All great 
work must be the result of difficulties overcome, but whether or not 
the struggle be a bitter one, depends upon the character of the person 
striving. The thoroughness and sincerity of his paintings prove that 
he has worked, and worked consistently, studying with enthusiasm 
toward an ideal. 

There was no school of landscape painting in his student days 
Then his intention was to do portraits, and his entire five years at 
the National Academy in New York were devoted to study of the 
figure. There he won every prize offered by the Academy. Then he 
traveled abroad, studying with deep devotion, the works of the Mas- 
ters. It was shortly after his return to New York that he realized that 
he had found the greatest appeal in landscape. Just as at the present 
time, much splendid work was then being done in this field, but he felt 
there was danger of being influenced too much by other painters, if 
he remained there, so he came away. In 1909 he arrived in San 
Diego, California, and he knew he had chosen the best place for him. 
He felt such a response in his own nature to the coloring and forms 
in this sunshine country. Down in that corner of the world, practic- 
ally isolated from art production, he gradually developed his indi- 
vidual landscapes. For twelve years he did not leave the state, but 
his sunny interpretations went out to all the large exhibitions in the 
East and into many private collections, fast building for him national 
fame as a painter of California landscapes. Though there is much 
evidence that he would rather paint trees, he has continued an inter- 
est in painting the figure; a good many portraits bear his name, and 
in his studio are many studies of his wife and his two small children. 

Finally, the spell of California was broken, a longing came to 
paint the environs of his boyhood days, in New York and New Eng- 
land. In 1921 he started east, painting as he went. Colorado inter- 
ested him greatly. For three months he explored the wild beauty of 
the Continental Divide, then autumn, down in the Ozarks held him 
for as long. The first winter in New York he devoted to renewing 
friendships in the clubs, studios and galleries. It was a big thrill to 
get back and see what all the boys were doing. But spring found him 
out in Connecticut, that state whose largest crop is paintings. 'Tis 
no wonder, for there the landscape seems to reflect the culture and 
tradition of its people, the intimate lyrical type of landscape that 
New Yorkers call Davis' country, with its oaks and elms, its brooks 
and old stone fences. 

Maurice Braun was enraptured to live beside a brook in a little 
colonial house, all filled with quaint furnishings and paint the burst- 
ing of buds. Perhaps it was then that California lost full claim to 
him, but his exhibition the next winter at Macbeth's in New York City 
quite settled the matter; his title underwent a change and he became 
a painter of the East and the West. 

Old Lyme, Connecticut, probably the best known art center of 
America, was finally decided upon for his eastern studio. Quaint 
Old Lyme, where practically every one of the stately old Colonial 
homes along the elm bordered Main street and dotting the surround- 
ing hills, houses an artist of note, — a locality filled with romantic 
atmosphere and happily ruled by its guardian angel, "Miss Florence." 
But all the charm of this comradeship, of painting skies, glowing 
autumns and snowy beauty of winter did not win Maurice Braun 
from his love of this land of sunshine, he says, "The best part of 


going away is returning home." He has returned to build his dream 
home and studio on Point Loma, one of the most renowned of all 
beauty spots in southern California. Though in the future he shall 
divide his time with the East, he says that he hopes to continue to 
interpret his beloved California hills and valleys with ever increasing 

Of course these events are but the external influence which have 


affected his career, undoubtedly the most important phase of the 
subject lie in the man's own character. 

Almost the first statement generally made upon entering a gallery 
of his work is, "What happy pictures!" Mr. Braun always paints 
in a high key, he says that he prefers to paint when the sun shines, 
when the hillsides and foliage sing with color. He may paint a grey 
day, but it is always luminous, a greyness that shows the presence 
of the sun somewhere. It is evident that he is an optimist. His 
simplicity is evinced in every picture that he paints. Never did he 
paint a storm or a sunset. He is no dramatist and he never strains 
for an effect. A simple hillside, a few trees and a bit of distance, 
and about it he weaves a harmony, just as a great musician creates 
a heavenly sonata from the simplest theme. 

The most vital phase of his character which we feel in all his work 
is that rare quality of balance. He is never temperamental about 
when he may work and when he may not. His enthusiasm is so great 
that he is at all times inspired. So he paints practically every day 
of his life. It is evident that the ideal towards which he is ever 
striving is to attain perfect balance between the inner spirit of 
nature and her material appearance. Everyone understands his 
work because he paints a tree as he sees it; he knows them inti- 
mately and makes us feel the character of the tiee. 

Being balanced and simple does not prevent his work from being 
strictly modern. Recently, when a well known critic looked at one 
of his pictures he said, "It has all the modernism of a Matisse, yet it 
is perfectly sane." It is this balance in which lies the greatness 
already achieved and the promise of much to come. 



(Lot Angles, California) 


In Pershing Square the trees are gay — 
Across an azure sky there pass 

White eloitds whose fleeting shadows play 
Slow hide-and-seek upon the grass. 

Though Spring has come to us anew 
A hint of Summer's in the air 

In April mood I wait for You 
In Pershing Square. 

In Pershing Square grey squirrels play 
And up each tree-trunk swiftly scoot. 

It's April now, so what care they 
For newsboys' yell or motors' toot? 

Tho' maidens pass me not a few 
With dovmeast eye or haughty stare 
They leave me cold, My Dear, I swear, 

It's April — and I wait for You 
In Pershing Square. 

In Pershing Square the grass is green 

The fountain in the center plays 
Without, each lordly limousine 

Hides Spring creations from our gaze. 
My mind, while waiting here for You— 

(As I remarked. Spring's in the air) 
Is filled wiih foolish fantasies, 
And, though there are no apple trees, 

Today, a Paradise for two 
Seems Pershing Square. 




liy M. U. S E A R E S 

THE fine, old California 
town of Santa Barbara 
has been saved from the com- 
monplace by the character of 
the citizens who live there. 
Restoration of the early 
Spanish buildings has come 
just in time to rescue its 
beauty from oblivion. There 
are many beautiful and well- 
appointed modern homes in 
Santa Barbara, but none 
more beautiful and appropri- 
ate to its charming family 
life than that of Mr. and 
Mrs. Bernard Hoffman of 
Massachusetts and Califor- 
nia. Set high above Mission 
Canyon and appropriating 
its natural beauty, the hand- 
some house, designed by 
James Osborne Craig and 
carried to completion by 
Carleton M. Winslow, looks 
out over the city and its in- 
comparable setting as though 
gravely considering its fu- 
ture problems. 

From its quiet, homelike 
atmosphere has gone out an 
influence that is transform- 
ing back streets and alleys, 
neglected Spanish Plaza and 
lovely old adobes into things 
of beauty that shall be a joy 
to Californians forever. 

The old de la Guerra House itself is still occupied in 
part by members of that family, keeping the traditions 
intact. The old city hall has been wrecked and a mod- 
ern one built on the northeast corner, leaving the cen- 
ter of the Plaza to be parked. At the south end is a 
beautiful commercial building designed for The Daily 
News, by George Washington Smith, and the west side 
will be made beautiful by cloistered entrances to some 
State street stores. The Daily News building is seen in 
the right hand picture, the City Hall on the left. 

Inside the beautiful Spanish street whose entrance 
from the Plaza is shown in two pictures at the top of 
the page there is a fine Patio similar to that built by 
Myron Hunt for the Mission Inn at Riverside. Here 
the most distinctive California food is served as is an- 
nounced in the charming notice on page 8 of this maga- 


zine; and here too are studios and little shops whose charm brings customers. In the 
court now under construction (above) new studios are being developed according to 
the plans of the late James Osborne Craig. The sheer beauty of this restoration has 
now broken through into the main street of the city in this charming flower shop and 
little street beside it, which was designed by Mrs. James Osborne Craig now sarrying 
on her husband's work and perpetuating his genius and memory. Work is still going 
on to complete Mr. Craig's original plans of Spanish building. At the far end of this 
court under construction in the picture above, is the opening into Paseo de los Flores 
where is the flower shop seen to the left on State street, and upstairs is the photograph 
gallery of Mme. Jueptner-Stuart. These photographs were all taken for California 
Southland by Walter Collinge, Santa Barbara, who has many beautiful plates of the 
finished interior of the Paseo de la Guerra and the Patio Restaurant as completed. 




O AN FRANCISCO is crowded with Eastern visitors — the sunny 

balmy days proving an immense attraction after the bleak and 
snowy winter of the East. The days have been cloudless, and parks, 
beaches and highways have been rilled with pedestrians, motorists 
and sightseers. The new Skyline Boulevard has attracted vast crowds. 
One may motor down the peninsula keeping to the winding highway 
until near Burlingame, and there, entering a shady, verdant lane, 
one may wind along a deep ravine, where vines and trees cling to 
steep banks, on past the palatial homes of Hillsborough, Burlingame, 
San Mateo and Menlo, until one strikes the high Spring Valley Dam. 
The road is entrancing, and after the heavy rains of a week ago every 
leaf and shrub and tree glistens in the brilliant sunshine. The Spring 
Valley lakes are edged with low-growing willows and rushes. The 
driver of our car said that in 1911 the waters from those lakes swept 
over the seventy-five foot dam. This year the water is lower than 
it has been for years. Rain has been lacking this winter, and while 
the dazzling sunshine is gratifying to Eastern visitors and those who 
have no concern for its lack, it is far from being a satisfactory 
condition to orchardsts, ranchers and stockmen. , 
"If all our skies were one broad glare 
Of sunshine clear, unclouded, 
If none were sick and none were sad 
What service could we render? 
I think if we are always glad 
We hardly can be tender . . . . " 
and there is something soothing and restful in the soft falling of the 
rain — and tempestuous wind and shrieking gale suit some moods. 
Life is not all sunshine, for clouds and shadows come alike to all. 

After reaching the dam one may continue down the winding way 
and finally strike the road to La Honda, or Half Moon Bay, Salada 
Beach, Montara, Pescadero and Santa Cruz, — the City of the Holy 
Cross. We love the liquid lilt of the beautiful Spanish names, and 
it is disgusting, that, owing to dense ignorance of those who should 
know better, the names have not been preserved. The change of 
Pajaro (Pah-ah-roh) to Watsonville Junction is unpardonable. One 
thinks of some obscure village in the backwoods. Los Gatos (The 
Cats), Los Angeles (The City of Angels), Sierra Madre (Mother 
Mountains,) Ojai, Indian name for Nest, incorrectly pronounced Oji, 
was once known as Nordhoff, so called for Charles Nordhoff, who 
first brought notice of the nest surrounded by high mountains, — to 
the tourist, and who had the good sense and discrimination to advise 
the return of the beautifully significant name — and the pretty little 
hamlet resting in he Valley of the Ojai (Ohi) — is once more called 
by its Indian name. Mountains stern and forbidding, but holding 
within their fastnesses, orange groves, beautiful homes for Eastern 
magnates — who spend part of every winter in its placid environment, 
— farms, orchards, villas and cottages, surround it; but lower down 
are the foothills dotted with wild flowers and fragrant with acacia, 
clover and hay fields. It is a valley of surpassing loveliness. 

Returning to San Francisco from the Spring Valley Lakes, one 
follows the many curves of the road that is as yet still in the making, 
though hard and firm, while awaiting its final baptism of asphalt. 
Immense fields of the pale silvery green artichokes whose dull blue 
blossoms blend harmoniously with the green of the succulent vegetable 
itself are on each side of the road. The fields stretch far away 
to the western horizon and apparently there is enough of the de- 
licious vegetable to supply the markets of the world. Here and 
there are glimpses of the ocean, mountains and trees lend diversity 
to the scenery, which at all times is pleasing and sooth'ng — after city 
streets and hard pavements and hitch buildings. At length one enters 
Sloat Boulevard and the motor car glides swiftly along the beach, 
entering the Park, but before that sylvan spot is reached one drives 
past the largest outdoor swimming pool in the world. Already the 
trees and shrubs are rapidly growing, almost hiding it from view. 
Through the park one passes the Conservatory before whose portals 
the sunken garden is bright with vivid hued pansies; on past the 
Aquarium where the transplanted fishes swim at ease, the seals do 
a flip-flop in the open, and all is interesting and instructive. Even 


though it may be Spring, it is still March, and the rhododendrons 
and azaleas are slow in blooming, but acacias breathe forth a fra- 
grant perfume, and trees and shrubs are a-glitter in the golden 
sunshine. Equestrians are thick along the bridle paths; mothers 
and nursemaids keep vigil over the numberless children who frolic- 
on the grass. Motor cars in endless procession glide swiftly along 
the Park. Recently on a drive we took the road that leads to 
Strawberry Hill with its waterfalls and artificial lake. Several var- 
ieties of aquatic birds were enjoying the water. Gulls had joined 
the mud hens, ducks with beautiful plumage, swans gliding grace- 
fully on the water, but awkward and ungainly on land, were greedily 
feeding. Stopping the car for a closer glimpse we saw to our amaze- 
ment a seagull taking a bath. It dipped and dived, shook its plum- 
age, dived, plunged and went on with a series of ablutions that were 
amusing and surprising. Telegraph Hill has its votaries, and daily 
:nay be seen motor cars winding round its summit, the occupants 
pausing to drink in the incomparable view. 

San Francisco abounds in charming tea gardens. They are to be 
found in every available spot from the artistic one in the Golden 
Gate Park where kimona clad waiters serve the green tea of Japan, 
the odd little cakes and the cunning napkins with a huge polka dot 
or a distinctive Japanese picture, and where one may revel in the 
beautiful miniature garden and see the gold fish disport in the 
tiny lakes, observe the gnarled and twisted dwarfed trees that are 
hundreds of years old, and yet not as high as a child of six. 

The Log Cabin where the Pioneer Women hold high festival, 
the thirteen trees that represent the thirteen original States, the 
Thinker and other statues are all conveniently near. 

In Chinatown where the Dupont Street Hill meets Pine or Cali- 
fornia Streets, are other interesting and distinctive tea gardens. 
One in Grant Avenue nearer Sutter Street, has a wonderful view from 
its attic top, but there is a climb of innumerable stairs to be sur- 
mounted before the luncheon or tea is found. Recently, the House 
of Mystery in Taylor Street, of which mention was made, has been 
taken over by The Western Arts, and on one of the lower terraces, but 
still high from the street below, is a new tea garden. It is called 
The Russian Tea Garden, and may be reached by way of the Cause- 
way that begins at Jones Street and winds up to the top of Russian 
Hill at Vallejo Street, or one may climb the steep Taylor Street 
Hill and enter by a short stairway to this charming spot. Tea is 
served on one of the terraces or in a delightful sun parlor where 
the prevailing color of walls and tables is a light warm gray. Small 
tables — no two alike in size, furnishings, or dishes — are set about the 
glass-enclosed room. The tables are spread with varying color 
schemes. Linen, china, flowers and candles are all of one hue — a vivid 
living green, a warm Dutch blue, a royal purple, a yellow that is 
almost orange, and vivid splashes of color — yellow, orange, carmine 
and dull blue. There are a number of terraces — all high above the 
street, and every one with a wonderful view. From one where win- 
dow boxes glow with color, may be seen all of Nob Hill — The Fair- 
mont, the new skyscrapers, the Church of Nuestra de la Sonora, Mi. 
Diablo and Yerba Buena Island with its mantle of trees. A certain- 
afternoon a week there is a feast of reason for those who have 
the discernment to attend. Mr. Raine Bennett, a writer, an artist 
in feeling if not in colors, has been giving readings and informal 
talks. One week he read from Edgar Allen Poe and last week h s 
.heme was "Authors and I," a new book that is not yet in the book- 
shops, but for which he sent East. It is by C. Lewis Hinds. Mr. 
Bennett gave an illuminating talk about the Hausmans. He read 
from one of the brothers' books — a thin volume, thirty-five years in the 
writing, but which is so full of poignantly beautiful things as to 
bring tears to the eyes of those who heard Mr. Bennett's beautiful 
rendition of the poems contained in "Shropshire Lad." One re- 
gretted that a larger audience could not have heard this charming 
lecturer read with such rare art and pathos those whimsically pa- 
thetic poems. These poems were rewritten, polished again and again, 
and then the author remarked that he wished he could give them 
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WHILE England grows restive under the 
reports of the accidents attending the 
indulgence by the Prince of Wales in his best 
loved sport, riding to hounds or steeple-chas- 
ing, it is not difficult for his American ad- 
mirers to understand his delight in the chase. 
We can thoroughly sympathize with him even 
in the face of the old fogy editors of the Lon- 
don Daily Herald who accuse him of no longer 
being in the very young class and ask of the 
nation as a whole if it is not time that he turn 
to more worthwhile pursuits. There may be 
air castles floating around this steeple-chasing 
of which his staid old English subjects know 
nothing; the world is full of lovely ladies who 
are as partial to the early morning canter and 
the thrills of the chase as the Prince, and while 
this would hardly be pointing a moral to 
adorn a tale, one could not have a lovelier 
adornment than Miss Dorothy Langheed, 
daughter of Sir James and Lady Langheed 
of Calgary, one of the most accomplished 
horsewomen of Canada, and the dance partner 
of the Prince in Banff. 

T,HE bachelors, with us, do not, individual- 
ly or collectively, form a national worri- 
ment, although in every locality they are of 
great interest to a normal few and a social 
asset to hostesses at dinners and dances. At 
one period of the year, at least, they loom 
large on the horizon of the debutante. Always 
the advent of Lent is marked by the approach 
of a last gay frolic, an evening in which is 


stored gayety to furnish pleasurable memories 
to lighten the coming forty days of quiet re- 
flection. This event is the Bachelors' Ball, 
always on the Monday evening preceding Ash 
Wednesday and is recognized as the function 
by which the bachelors repay in a measure, the 
many kindnesses and courtesies extended them 
by their hostesses throughout the season. Nat- 
urally the bachelors vary with the seasons, as 
they can't all withstand the assaults of Cupid, 
but there is a recognized Old Guard, forming 
the backbone of the organization, who can be 
counted on to uphold the traditions. The ball 
this year, held the third of March, in the ball- 
room of the new Biltmore, was even more 
beautiful than those of past seasons. The 
gorgeous colors of the Oriental effects were 
enhanced by the dainty flower costumes, vie- 
ing with the dazzling snow and ice of the win- 
ter maids, the whole shot through by the sil- 
very flashes of lightning from the robes of 
the radio impersonator. 

WHILE the dramatic season is rapidly 
nearing a close in the East, we seem to 
have just reached the height. The opening 
of the new Biltmore theater, with "Sally," 
followed by "Lightnin'," gave the playgoers 
of Los Angeles a new impetus, and the at- 

Photograph by Mme. M. Jueptner-Sluarls. 

tendance during the visit of the Chicago Grand 
Opera Company served to encourage the for- 
mation of our own civic opera company be- 
fore another season. Pasadena has a special 
interest in the drama now as the campaign 
for funds to build the Community Playhouse 
is in progress. The building will cost two hun- 
dred thousand dollars, but as the lot has been 
bought and is held debt free this does not 
seem such a tremendous undertaking. 

The Pasadena Community Playhouse is rec- 
ognized throughout the country as the leader 
of the three hundred and fifty small theatres 
of this type in America and its success may 
be readily understood when the loyalty of 
the members of the players' group is recalled. 
For instance, when the "Torch Bearers" was 
produced recently the success was so great as 
to make it advisable tr hold it for a second 


week, then, with the interest unabated, it ran 
a third week, which necessitated the cancella- 
tion of many engagements, the deferring of 
numerous personal duties of the players, com- 
ing as it did in the crest of the social wave 
with dozens of invitations crowding the books 
of the principals, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel S. 
Hinds, Mrs. Clinton Churchill Clarke, Mrs. 
Arthur H. Palmer, Mrs. Samuel Cupples 
Pierce, and Miss Frances Gripper. 

REALIZING how impossible it would be 
for Mrs. Willoughby Rodman to remain 
quiescent after her interest had been thor- 
oughly aroused, her friends were not surprised 
to be apprised of the series of four lectures, 
or, as she prefers it, talks, she will give at the 
Ambassador Hotel under the auspices of the 
European Relief Committee for the benefit of 
Russian refugee students in Europe. While 
Mrs. Rodman always explains that she is more 
of a "do-er" than a speaker she tells of what 
she has seen and known in a remarkably in- 
teresting personal way, and each one of the 
subjects is replete with interest. The first lec- 
ture was given the last week in March and was 
"The Ruler of All Islam and His Magic City 
on the Bosphorus." The exiled youth of Rus- 
sia made a very deep appeal to Mrs. Rodman, 
who found them the saddest and the least 
hopeful of any set of people encountered. 

GREAT artists may come to us from New 
York and Chicago, singers, violinist and 
pianist may thrill us for the moment, but the 
real test of our civilization on the Pacific Coast 
is our support and enjoyment of such excellent 
chamber music as is given over a long season 
by Alice Coleman Batchelder in her series of 
concerts each year in Pasadena. At the Ray- 
mond Hotel, that constant center of New Eng- 
land's traditions in the Southland, the month's 
program was given before an appreciative 


audience of music lovers whose quiet, regular 
support of our best local talent proves a 
knowledge and discernment that will carry 
on in this isolated community. 

AN interesting announcement was made by 
Mrs. Cora Hatch Johnston of San Jose 
early last month of the engagement of her 
daughter, Miss Evelyn Johnston, to Bogardus 
Snowden Boyle of Memphis. Mr. Boyle is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Landseer 
Boyle of Memphis, and a great-grandson of 
Judge John Overton, one of the founders of 
the city of Memphis. Miss Johnson has many 
friends in Los Angeles and was a very pop- 
ular guest in the home of the W. W. Orcutts, 
at the time of the wedding of Gertrude Orcutt 
and Secondo Guasti, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. 
Guasti are now abroad, having planned a 
seven months' trip, including a three months' 
motor tour of the Continent. 

WHETHER the fact proves the popularity 
of the shawl, or of the appeal in the 
Spanish menu, is an open question, but the 
officers of the Assistance League found such 
manifested interest in the Shawl Dinner as to 
make it worthwhile giving an encore at the 
Vista Del Arroyo, in Pasadena, March 24. The 
use of the hotel allowed a much larger guest 
list and thereby the receipts were doubled. 


C A L I I (J R X 1 A S O L T II L A S I) 

New Ideals 

THERE was a time when Americans were prone to boast 
of their representative, legislative body at Washington, 
boast in Europe when travelling there, boast in America to 
travellers here. Looking back into that dim past through 
the screen of world conflict, we ask ourselves to remember 
if the motives and actions of most of the senate were any 
different from those which are now crucifying our country 
before the world. Was not the lack of ability to measure 
up to what we now consider clean-cut, competent states- 
manship even more universal in Washington than it is to- 
day? Was not the whole country more smugly complacent 
over publicity in the form of muck raking? Was it not 
actually particeps criminis in the gloating game of defama- 
tion of character as a sport in itself irrespective of either 
charity or justice? Did not the public itself ask only that 
some prominent or wealthy citizen be served up at each 
issue of our thirsty publications and daily papers — careless 
of whether truth be regarded as a factor or ignored? 

If we were more complacent when this sort of war was 
waged among the political henchmen of the pre-war past 
than we are today, then we may truly say that the world 
is growing worse. If these politicians among our states- 
men in the senate think to gain applause throughout the 
country by usurping the function of justice without either 
training in its behavior, or knowledge of its laws, they are 
certainly far astray. Even our daily papers hint that the 
public regards the Senate not as justice with eyes blinded 
that the balances may be judged justly ; but rather as 
sharp-eyed clowns masquerading with the scales. 

If there be, in the action of the Senate, a straightforward 
desire to ferret out dishonesty, if those who are doing the 
ferreting have clean hands and high purpose coupled with 
the necessary ability to think straight and be just, then 
we shall await their conclusions with patience and some 

Meanwhile we have seen a finer statesman than they 
resign his high office and gain the sympathy of the whole 
country: meanwhile we are studying the oil leases and dis- 
covering much business sense in their acceptance by our 
government: meanwhile we are condemning the acceptance 
of money by those who are connected with governmental 
interests and are classing those who know so much about 
the sins of others with the criminals. 

The responsibility placed upon women by enfranchise- 
ment has so far had a remarkable and unlooked for effect. 
Few women have rushed into office: many have taken their 
seats very quietly: and the great multitude of women 
voters sitting in their homes reading the papers, going to 
their clubs to study "current topics" may be visualized as 
turning toward this exhibition of America's sordid party 
politics at the Capitol of their country with wide open eyes 
astonished at the travesty of selfishness in places held by 
them to be high and holy. When enfranchised womanhood" 
reacts to this revulsion of ideals, realizing that the father 
she has revered, and the son she has taught to deal justly 
with his fellows have betrayed her, astonishment will be 
found in the eyes of the old school politicians now so blandly 
performing at Washington. 

The Art of Living 

THREE years ago signs became evident that the city 
of Los Angeles was beginning to find itself as an 
entity. The herculean efforts of the dealers in land 
with "Come to California" as slogan, had brought to the 
Coast a large mass of people from all states and countries — 
all conditions of mankind. This stream of humanity pour- 
ing into Los Angeles has begun to spill over into the far- 
rtung and resoui'ceful stretches of this extensive state. No 
longer do the new comers remain exclusively in Los Angeles 
or even in the little corner of the state called "Southern 
California" by the Iowans. Shrewd dealers in land, not 
to be deprived of their business in this locality, are turning 
their thoughts and their energies to persuading every resi- 

dent to buy two houses or even three before he may rank 
himself as a true Californian. 

This is not wholly a commercial method of piling up 
business; there is behind it a fundamental principle of thw- 
art of life on the Pacific Coast. If we are to occupy the 
land in the true California fashion, developed by our pre- 
cursors and now joyfully used by older sections of the 
state, we must secure watering places for summer and 
interesting city life for school clays and working days or 
else arrange a perfect home life in a combination of all 
pleasures in one country place. This is the privilege of 
rich and poor alike in California. 

The very poor who have by means of begging a ride ar- 
rived in California this winter can, by using the philan- 
thropic means provided by public utilities, travel from 
climate to climate ; and California is the hobo's paradise as 
well as the millionaire's. 

The hobo has arrived bringing his carefree habits and, 
like the mice, mosquitos and rats he brings contagious dis- 
eases with him. Public baths and more sanitary inspectors 
are now the crying necessity; and we are saying to our 
advertising boards of commerce, "Now see what vou have 

But, for the average family, which earns its daily bread 
and which has awakened to the fact that we can possess 
as a community what we cannot as individuals, and who, 
now, as quoted by Mr. Nickerson in March issue, "demand 
delightfulness as a part of life," there is plenty of the latter 
commodity in California. 

Delightfulness as a part of life can be had, but it must be 
wanted, and planned for intelligently. Its secret lies in for- 
getting the routine of life in other climes and seasons and in 
turning gypsy, in heart if not in habit, answering always 
the call of the wild. 

The artificiality which has so bound us to convention 
while our "paying guests" are with us, drops from the true 
Californian at once when the lovely California summer be- 
gins to manifest its signs. Out onto the sweet, dry ground 
we go — to beach house or mountain cabin or set up a tent 
of boughs in our own back yard and let the world go hang. 

What the Easterner enjoys in his long winter evenings 
we enjoy in our long sunny days. Books and the long seam, 
fancy work or gardening, or more delightful still, a real 
craft we love to work at, followed with comrades, or alone, 
in an arbour or shady workshop out-of-doors. In the great 
agricultural valleys, San Joaquin and the Sacramento, when 
the days become too warm we shut the cool air of night up 
in our thick-walled houses and retire to their shade at siesta 
time, using early morning and cool evening for garden anil 
outdoor work. 

Along the coast, delicious fog banks cut down the sun's 
insistancy and from the interior counties come whole com- 
munities to revel in the ocean's refreshing air and wave. 
V Soon a great exodus takes place to our health giving high 
Sierras; and the population of California seems lost in the 
protecting colors of khaki hiking clothes. 

Those who must keep the home fires burning take turns 
with their comrades in motoring to the beaches or picnic in 
the cool arroyo where between mountains and sea there is an 
inevitable and constant stir of sweet, herb-scented air. 

Only the great hosteleries are deserted and only the 
tenderfoot or tourist tries to ape the artificial summer sea 
son sillies of an eastern watering place. Californians are 
out-of-doors and nobody rings and nobody answers the 

The use of the great Arroyo running through the city of 
Pasadena is an example of what natural resources our towns 
and villages have. Here is a great swimming tank set in 
the recreation portion of the Arroyo. Here is also the 
splendid Tournament of Roses Stadium built by one of our 
most public spirited and wise architects, Mr. Myron Hunt, 
whose wide experience and thorough study during long 
years of work for Pasadena resulted in a decision by the 
city to receive our huge New Year's crowd each year in 
this, the only place big enough to hold it and its cars. 



The Music of a Merry Heart 

CALIFORNIANS, who like the early Spanish occupants 
of our land, are wont to sing out of doors, on mountain 
top, or along a valley road, will welcome such words as these 
from Daniel Gregory Mason in a reprint from The Freeman, 
called "Music and the Plain Man." 

"In the widest, most general terms it may be said that in all periods 
it has been the amateur spirit, the personal love for music and per- 
sonal effort to participate in making it, with whatever technical limi- 
tations, that has brought the plain man and music together; and that, 
on the other hand, it has been the professional spirit/ the regard for 
high technical finish above aesthetic emotion, the contempt for limita- 
tions and imperfections, that have separated them. It was the love 
of singing among plain people that sustained Bach; it was the violin 
and violoncello-playing gentlemen of the Esterhazy and other courts 
who inspired Haydn's string quartets; it was the wide diffusion of 
musical feeling among Austrians who themselves sang and played 
that made Beethoven possible. We Americans, on the other hand, 
live in an age and country that rank science far above art, that take 
the efficiency-expert as their ideal of the godlike, that are distrustful 
and impatient of all limitations, all imperfections, all individual irreg- 
ularities, and tirelessly seek to 'standardize' or 'organize' them out 
of existence. Hence among us the life-giving amateur spirit has 
largely succumbed to large-scale production under professional expert 
direction. Only in the last few years has criticism become aware 
of the dangers of our course. Such books as 'Main Street,' such 
plays as 'R. U. R.,' 'The World We Live In,' and 'The Adding Ma- 
chine,' have begun to show us the horrors of a world in which individ- 
ualism and the amateur spirit have been crushed by machinery and 
the herd. During these same years, movements towards a more free, 
individual, and joyous creative activity have spontaneously arisen in 
several fields, notably in the theatre. Such a movement is now begin- 
ning to appear, still somewhat uncertainly, in music. 

One can easily imagine how one of the most fundamental of these 
movements, that towards more and better choral music, in college glee 
clubs and in singing societies, might be regarded by a typical effi- 
ciency-expert. Why on earth, he might ask us pityingly, should we 
try to revive so primitive an instrument as the human voice, an in- 
strument of a miserable octave or two of range, which trembles, 
which quavers, which most precariously even holds the pitch, in a 
scientific age that has given us such perfect and powerful engines 
as the mechanical piano, the phonograph (with megaphone attach- 
ment), and radio? We might as well exchange our high-powered 
cars for ox-carts, our rapid-firing guns for bows and arrows, our 
incandescent bulbs for guttering candles. We live in an age com- 
pared with which that of Beethoven is barbarous, primitive, childish. 
We can produce music in quantity, accurately standardized, over- 
whelmingly sonorous, and distributable to a thousand centres at once. 
We can do all this, and yet we are not satisfied. We want to sing! 

Yes, we want to sing; there can be no doubt about that. Although 
it is only three or four years ago that the Harvard Glee Club, under 
the rejuvenating touch of Dr. Archibald T. Davison, showed us that 
college men can sing good music, and sing it stirringly well, already 
these sounds, so novel to a generation accustomed to being serenaded 
only by 'Bullfrogs on the Bank,' are being reechoed in swelling chorus 
from California, Columbia, Leland Stanford, Princeton, and other 
colleges the country over. We have seen the extraordinary spectacle 
of the Harvard Glee Club making a concert tour in France, and at 
home joining well-known symphony orchestras in producing classic 
masterpieces. We have seen ten college glee clubs of thirty men each 
participating in an inter-collegiate singing competition in Carnegie 
Hall, New York. We have even seen the movement spread from the 
colleges to the preparatory schools, so that this year the first inter- 
preparatory competitive concert was given at the Town Hall. Mean- 
while there is a similar awakening or reawakening of interest in 
choral music outside the schools and colleges. Two well-known Brit- 
ish musicians recently crossed the Atlantic to serve as judges in a 
Canadian choral festival. Such festivals, long popular in England, 
are now being rapidly acclimated in Canada, and are due to strike 
our (chorally) even colder climate soon. 

Similarly, we want to play: the growth of school and college 
orchestras is convincing proof of that. For a decade past, pioneers 
like Mr. Glenn H. Woods, of Oakland, California, have been develop- 
ing the possibilities of instrumental music in educational institutions, 
both practically and theoretically; there are now few colleges, or even 
high schools in large cities, that do not have their student orchestras, 
and even some of the grade schools have followed their example. 
Mrs. Satis N. Coleman, in her book, 'Creative Music for Children' 
tells how she has set the smallest children to ensemble playing, on 
instruments of their own manufacture. At the same time the settle- 
ments are doing invaluable work in giving lessons on instruments to 
those who will be the future members of the high school and college 
groups. A striking evidence of the educative value of all this activity 
appeared recently at Columbia. The college Glee Club, dissatisfied 
with the trivial music rendered by the Mandolin Club, its associate 
in concert tours, separated from it by a process denominated by Dean 
Hawkes as 'divorce without alimony.' At the same time, under-grad- 
uate sentiment expressed itself clearly in favor of an orchestra of 
less primitive instruments than mandolins, to play better music. 

There is every prospect that the undergraduates themselves will carry 
out this project, in which the Department of Music will gladly aid 
them by advice and professional coaching. 

Now if the efficiency-expert is right in regard to the technical 
superiority of professional and machine-made music, what justifica- 
tion have we for welcoming this singing and playing of amateurs 
as a good omen ? This is a question to be answered only by calling 
attention to a distinction that we have sadly neglected in America 
during the last twenty or thirty years. We must distinguish between 
our capacity as consumers, in which we want the best music that 
money can buy, and our activity as producers, which is primarily 
educative or taste-formative, in which the quality of the product is 
of secondary importance, but the intimateness of the process is cap- 
ital. We rightly judge professional music from the point of view 
of the consumer; but amateur music must be judged from that of 
the producer. Psychologically, the act of doing the thing oneself, 
however crudely and stumblingly, gives one an insight into it that 
one can never get by hiring some one else to do it." 


THE Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston presents in 
its class in Personal Religion during Lent a series of 
paraphrases in "The School of Religion" by G. R. H. Shafto. 
We give the extract used by the class on March 7, called, 
"An Ideal of Happiness." 

Paraphrase of Matt, v., 1-16 
When the crowds began to gather, Jesus withdrew to 
higher ground. Here He sat down and His disciples followed 
Him up to the slopes. To them He told His thoughts freely 
and began to teach them. 

"I will tell you," said He, "the secret of happiness in life. 
"It is with the men who have a deep sense of something 
missed : of a life which their spirits need ; theirs is the 
world as God means it to be. 

"It is with the men who have realized the imperfection and 
sorrow of human life ; the resources of divine energy and 
consolation shall be at their disposal. 

"It is with the men whose thought for others forbids self- 
assertion ; mastery of the earth shall be their rightful 

"It is with those who have an overmastering passion for 
the right way of life now- presented to them; their life shall 
be full of achievement. 

"It is with those who have the brotherly spirit; they shall 
receive it in return. 

"It is with the single-hearted ; they shall see God in every- 

"It is'with those who would be peacemakers; for such a 
spirit is nourished in self-forgetfulness and the sense of 
God's love; men will recognize that they are God's children. 

"It is with those who have suffered hardship in the cause 
of right. God's new world is open to them. 

"The secret of happiness is yours when men insult and ill- 
treat and slander you just because you are trying to be my 
disciples. Be exultant about it ! There is the joy of a great 
assurance in such persecution : for so you get a place in the 
prophetic succession. In the heaven that is always here for 
men to see if they will, your Father has great compensations 
in store for all that you suffer. 

"You are the salt of human society ; you have to save the 
civilization of your day from corruption. This will call for 
great watchfulness on your own account ; for you know that 
salt which is insipid is useless and is thrown away and 
trampled underfoot. 

"You are the light of the dark world ; your lives reveal 
reality to mankind. Like yonder town on the hilltop, you 
are a beacon that cannot be hidden. Your influence is uni- 
versal. You can see an example of God's purpose in your 
individual life if you think of the lamp at home. You do 
not light it and cover it with a bushel-basket: you put it on 
the lamp-stand that all in the room may gather round and 
see by its light. See to it, then, that nothing keeps your 
light from shining out clearly in all men's sight, so that 
they will notice the beauty of the things that you do, and 
learn to think better of your Father, God, because they 
have met you." — The School of Religion by G. R. H. Shafto. 




' 'f)H, I say, Given, 
somebody took 
a dump!" came a 
high-pitched, pleasant 
young- voice across the 
ring to where Green 
was putting an early 
morning class through 
their paces but did 
the announcement 
awaken any particu- 
lar interest, not at all, 
as Green was sure of 
his pupils and knew if 
there had been a spill 
the rider was back in 
the saddle by this 
time, so there was 
only a momentary 
glance toward the 
stables and Green re- 
turned to the matter 
in han d, "W a 1 k, 
please, trot, please, 
no, Robert, walk 
your horse, please, 
you children are not 
doing so well this 

Always on Saturday 
mornings at the Flint- 
ridge Riding Club 
there is a gay crowd 
of youngsters, over- 
flowing the ring, wan- 



dering in and out of 
the stables, and dash- 
ing up to the club 
house to interview a 
parent, an aunt, or 
somebody duly com- 
missioned as chaper- 
one, everybody is hap- 
py and the horses 
have just as fine a 
time as the children. 
Of course all the 
horses back home on 
the farm knew when 
Sunday came and 
were prepared to 
make it a day of per- 
fect peace and rest 
but I am inclined to 
believe these Flint- 
ridge horses look for- 
ward to Saturday as 
the day of zest and 
jest, — not that the 
children don't ride 
well, oh, my yes, as 
well as their elders 
but it does seem 
rather a joke to can- 
ter around with a mite 
of forty or fifty- 
pounds weight when 
Father may expect to 
have his two hundred 
pounds carried over 

Photograph by Margaret Craig 



Photograph by Margaret Craig. 





the hurdles, with never a tip of the bars. 

There are two classes for children during 
the morning, and the most enthusiastic small 
equestrians to be found in seven states. These 
are the junior members, sons and daughters 


of the organizers of the riding club, and the 
very small girls and boys ride their mounts 


like old troopers, and take the jumps with all 
the grace and precision of a veteran steeple- 



Photograph by Margaret Craig. 


There was a time when a pony was the most 
longed for, and the most cherished possession 
of childhood, a tiny Shetland seemed the cul- 
mination of attainment but I don't beiieve an 
animal of that type would carry any meaning 
at all to these little sports, — make no greater 
hit than a hobby-horse, — of course one might 
be tolerated in a pony and cart arrangement, 
but as a mount, why, no, absolutely no gaits 
to speak of, and as for jumping the pony 
couldn't qualify at all. 

Of course there is a type of pony that would 
appeal to all of them, the champions of the 
polo fields find ready admirers here, and no 
doubt some of these boys will make up a 
future team which will win the Pacific Coast 
open polo championship again for this section 
as Midwick did last month. 

The girls, doubtless, will be willing to organ- 
ize a polo team which may in time accept the 
challenge of the Women's Polo Team of Chi- 
cago, members of the Spur and Saddle Club, 
which has recently issued a challenge to any 
team of their own sex in the world. 

A horse is much to be desired #nd opens a 
world of pleasure, but a boy's heart after all 
is more centered on a dog. He can make a 
pal and confidant of any type of dog that 
comes within his ken, and once he has set up 
this friendship he will uphold it against all 
comers. He may prefer a dog of long pedigree 
and ancient lineage when he comes to know of 
such matters but frequently all he asks is that 
the dog be a good sport and show no streak 
of yellow. 

However, if his heart is not already given, 
the majority of the boys of these days do have 
a preference for a thoroughbred, as was in- 

dicated by the presence of a number of prize 
winning pets at the dog show of last month 
in Pasadena. 

The terriers seem, perhaps, to have the 


strongest hold on the children, but most en- 
gaging examples were also shown in the 
Shepherds and Police dogs. 



CA LIFO R \ / ./ S <) I T II I. .1 X P 





Jess Stanton, President 
Sumner Spaulding, Vice-President 
J. C. Simms, Secretary 
Paul Penland, Treasurer 



A friendlv crowd of about sixty-five of the 
-Faithful" gathered around the board at the 
University Club for the March F.tch 
Haskell, who always has something interesting 
to listen to, was scheduled to speak upon tne 
Renaissance in Italy. His talk took an infor- 
mal turn and was full of suggestion as to the 
wealth of inteiest to be found in the byes Of 
the great masters of that period. All the 
high-brows in the Club who boast of a set of 
the Harvard Classics recall the pleasure they 
found in the reading of Cellini's biography 
The translations of Vasari are another rich 
source of pleasant reading and were referred 
to indirectly by Mr. Haskell. The writer re- 
calls many enjoyable evenings delving into 
the volumes of Vasari. Few sources can be 
found where a truer picture of the times is 
iriven. The most ordinary incidents are told 
with a naivete that will keep one amused lor 
hours Mr. Haskell dwelt upon an element in 
our education as architects which many arc- 
prone to overlook. Our busy days have a ten- 
dency to crowd out the things which we should 
all have as a background to our profession and 
wh'ch give the culture and deeper apprecia- 
tion necessary to finer work. We only regret 
that Mr. Haskell's talk was so short and hope 
that we may hear more from him in the 
near future. 

Mr Whitnall of the Metropolitan Planning 
Commission was next introduced by Mr. Stan- 
ton Mr Whitnall gave a most absorbing talk 
upon the work of the Planning Commission 
and upon the development of the Metropolitan 
District It is evident that City Planning, 
Zoning, Industrial Housing, and similar proj- 
ects, have been the means in recent years ol 
creating a social consciousness in municipali- 
ties that was. unexistent a few years ago. Mr. 
Whitnall's ascription of the drainage aim 
sewage disposal problem of Glendale and its 
relation to Los Angeles was startling to say 
the least. The interdependence of modern 
communities on problems oLlighUig, water 
supplv, sewage disposal, and traffic control 
have "seldom been more ably presented. Every 
architect should have heard Mr. Whitnall, foi 
the problems of architecture meet the prob- 
lems of the city planner at every turn. 

The officers of the club who arranged tne 
meeting are to be congratulated, for it was 
the sort of gathering that everyone enjoys. 


The following extract from a letter of Mr. 
Koetzle of the Small House Plan Serv.ce is 
called to the attention of the Club members. 

"You will be interested to know that the 
Secur tv Bank has very kindly given us the 
use of two of its windows on Seventh Street 
at Spring for a display of some of our photo- 
stats, books, blueprints, etc. The bank reports 
quite a number of inquiries about the Plan 
Service. After about two weeks here the bank 
will probably arrange to send the exhibit to 
its branch at Long Beach. The building and 
loan men of Californ'a are to have a confer- 
ence at San Jose in May and we are trying to 
arrange for a display there. 

"They also expect to have a general meeting 
at the Biltmore in Los Angeles next February, 
and have asked whether we can arrange to 
make a display and have a speaker address the 
members on the subject of small house plan 
service. They are mapping out the program at 
this time and request a response on this point. 

"Mr. George Damon has aiso suggested that 
we make a display at the Park House in Car- 
melita Park, Pasadena. 

"The Bank at Escondido has expressed a 
desire to have a display in its windows. 

"The books are selling pretty well (to date — 
5G) but plans are not being ordered. The ex- 

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OFFICE OF THE CLUB. 818 santee street. 

planation for this possibly is the reported dull- 
ness in real estate and residence construction. 
There are, however, a good many interested 
visitors who are studying the plans and or- 
ders from them may materialize later. 

"A well-posted attendant could spend all 
his time in supplying information requested. 
We feel that this would be a worth-while serv- 
ice to the architects and to the building public, 
but so far it has been impossible to do all the 
things that should be done in connection with 
the Plan Service. 

"There is no question that if a reasonable 
sum can be spent for equipment and necessary 
materials, a great deal of good publicity can 
be secured through various channels. The 
difficulty lies in the time required to handle 
these matters and the expense connected there- 
with. So far the returns have been entirely- 
inadequate to cover merely the money expendi- 
tures, to say nothing of the time. 


(Editor's Note:— In this continued article, 
begun in the November number and published 
in each issue following, Mr. Edwin Bergstrom, 
Director for the American Institute of Archi- 
tects on the Pacific Coast, has outlined in a 
remarkably terse and lucid manner the whole 
business and profession of architecture. Ex- 
tra sets of the issues containing this valuable 
contribution can be had for filing by writing 
to this office. 

We repeat, in this chapter, a few para- 
graphs in order to emphasize "this important 
but often poorly organized part of the archi- 
tect's business.") 

THE production of drawings involves these 
clearly distinct functions: 

(a) Sanitary work, with many subdivisions 
of work and responsibility such as the 
correct and accurate designing of the 
water, plumbing, waste, elrainage, gas 
and other systems. 

(b) Structural work also with many sub- 
divisions such as the designing of 
structural steel, reinforced concrete, 
masonry and wood framing. 

(c) Mechanical work, again with numer- 
ous subdivisions, including the design- 
ing of systems of power, air, vacuum, 
heating, ventilating, refrigerating, 
elevator, acoustics, etc. 

(d) Electrical work, with its subdivisions 
of light, power, telephones and other 
minor electrical systems. 

(e) Landscape work. 

(f) Interior decorative work. 

(g) Sculpture. 

(h) Painting. 

(i) Fixture work, 
(j) Furniture work. 

(k) Modeling work and finally architec- 
tural work, whereby is brought together 
all of these various coordinating di- 
visions of productive work into a com- 
pleted set of working drawings. 
The production of specifications requires that 
knowledge of methods, the market, materials, 
and labor of which so much has been said in 
this paper, as well as an intimate knowledge 
of working drawings. This knowledge must 

Donald Wilkinson 
Walter S. Davis 
Clifford A. Truesdell, Jr. 


be evidenced by a clear, accurate statement 
of the constructive methods to be followed 
and those things which explain the intent of 
the drawings and the construction work but 
which cannot be properly shown upon the 
drawings. Protecting, adjusting and coordin- 
ating these two elements of production should 
be the checking work, upon the accuracy of 
which rests the final responsibility of accur- 
acy in all parts of the drawings and specifi- 
cations. Too frequently this checking is never 
done until the contractor finds the error, omis- 
sion or discrepancies during construction. 

Each of these subdivisions of this third de- 
partment of production, in the architect's or- 
ganization, should function under responsible 
heads who are directly responsible for the ac- 
curacy, cost, and time of completion of these 
drawings and specifications. These heads should 
report in writing at short, regular intervals to 
that assistant of the architect to whom is 
delegated responsibility for the production 
work, that he may check and analyze the prog- 
ress made. If the work in the architect's of- 
fice does not justify the retaining in his organi- 
zation of the experts necessary to design com- 
petently and be responsible for each of these 
various portions of his work, he must obtain 
such designing ability from well qualified in- 
dependent experts whose reliability and integ- 
rity arc beyond question and whose financial 
interests cannot lie in any of those products or 
processes which are integral with their de- 
signs or which may be specified by them. The 
responsibility for production, of course, rests 
finally upon the architect himself and the 
amount of money that he will earn from his 
commission and the accuracy and the excel- 
lency of the service which he will render de- 
pends to a large degree upon how carefully 
he has organized this portion of his work, how 
definitely he has defined the responsibilities of 
those who are administering it for him, how 
promptly he gives orders and instructions to 
them, how accurately and diligently he makes 
his decisions upon matters of policy and detail 
during the production period and how accurate 
and recent is his knowledge of constructive 
methods, materials and labor and the condi- 
tion of the markets. As an efficient manager, 
he will keep accurate costs of production, as 
well as of all other departments, will at short 
regular intervals analyze them, will carefully 
budget the expense to be incurred and sched- 
ule the time to be allowed for the production of 
drawings and specifications and will insist 
that every department shall function within its 
budget and the time allotted. The general 
adoption of a budget and time system will 
eventually work into that much to be desired 
system whereby all members of the organiza- 
tion can be given the incentive to cooperate in 
giving service that a direct compensation 
based on quality and quantity of service will 

Fourth: Contracts of the job. This depart- 
ment must constantly consult counsel that it 
shall have accurate knowledge of all legal 
requirements appertaining to the contracts 
of building so as to set forth clearly in the 
contract documents the responsibilities and 
duties of the parties thereto; so as to give a 
clear statement of payments and of conditions 
that govern the work; so as to insure adequate- 
protection of private and public properties 
and interests and those of each party to the 
contract; so as to give properly and when re- 
quired all notices required by law and con- 
tract; so as to obtain all inspections and cer- 
tificates required by law or contract; so as to 
insure the accuracy of all descriptions and 
titles; so as to attend to all bonds, insurance 
and guarantees; so as to secure surveys and 
accurate information regarding all conditions 
at the site and restrictions thereon imposed by 
laws, ordinances or other legal documents. 
(To Re Continued) 

A L 1 F O R N I A SO U T H L A N I) 



MURAL decoration, in the primary 
sense of the phrase, is usually as- 
sociated with building-s and institutions 
of a public nature. In such cases the 
panels depict allegorial or historical in- 
cidents relating directly to the nature 
and locale of the state capitol, library, 
county or municipal structure. The 
psychological result is an illuminating 
and instructive impression on the vis- 
itor. The wall spaces for these can- 
vases are set aside for this particular 
purpose when the building is first plan- 
ned by the architects. The importance 
of such decoration is everywhere re- 

My object is to introduce mural dec- 
oraton in the home. Not the formal 
historical or allegorical parallel but the 
display of personal whims and fancies, 
characteristic of the occupant and of 
the home. 

For example — the space over the fire- 
place is usually a problem. As a rule 
it is too large for the ordinary print or 
for the original canvas. A tapestry 
is sometimes successful; but may lack 
the color tones necessary to the correct 
impression and is decidedly not personal 
in touch. The fireplace is the focal 
point in the living room. It is here our 
guests gather, consequently it is most 
important that the wall decoration 
above the mantel be carefully selected. 
The psychology of the room depends 
upon it. A mural can be made to con- 
form in a subtle way to every require- 
ment of shape, size, color and feeling. 

During my years of association with 
some of the best decorators at home and 
abroad I have come to the conclusion 
that the best answer to the problem of 
awkward wall spaces in the home is the 
mural decoration. 


HE influence of the new Biltmore 
1 in Los Angeles is apparent in many 
directions but in none more than in the 
field of art. For the hotel has opened 
its doors in a very hospitable way to 
the painters of the southwest and is 



Examples by the Author 



feeling its way toward other civic, ar- 
tistic interests. 

Marius de Brabant, connoisseur of 
art as well as leading citizen and busi- 
ness man has proven by his devotion 
to the ideals expressed in the Biltmore 
Salon, that there are in Los Angeles 
keen captains of commerce who en- 
joy good art themselves and desire to 
have more of it in Los Angeles. Presi< 
dent of the Biltmore Salon, an organi- 
zation which fosters the art of painting 
by hanging the best pictures obtainable 
down town in the gallery of the Bilt- 
more where business men can see them, 
Mr. de Brabant has gathered about 
him a group of men whose names mean 
much to the future of art in the city. 
Mr. E. E. Leighton is secretary-treas- 
urer. Mr. J. R. Martin, Mr. Jack Wil- 
kinson Smith and Mr. Clyde Forsythe 
are active members. If these men were 
dillitantii merely, interested in pic- 
tures as such, they would selfishly 
keep their enjoyment of art to them- 
selves; but being public spirited and 
desirous of making Los Angeles a more 
delightful place to live in, they are de- 
voting their splendid powers to civic 
art. Working with these men are the 
leaders of the Commercial Board, of 
which E. G. Judah is managing direc- 
tor. At a luncheon given at the Bilt- 
more on March 26, speeches were made 
by invited painters and publicists and 
a resolution was passed recommending 
that an advisory board of technically 
trained artists be appointed by the 
mayor to confer with the Art Commis- 
sion of Los Angeles. This same reso- 
lution, originated by Mrs. E. E. Leigh- 
ton, was presented to the city adminis- 
tration by her in behalf of the Art In- 
terests of the Women's Clubs — and the 
following artists and sculptors recom- 
mended: Mr. John Rich, Mr. Roscoe 
Schrader, Mr. Phillips, Mrs. Wm. 
Wendt, Miss Buchanan and Andrea 

It was Mr. Jack Wilkinson Smith 
who first called the business man's at- 
tention to the fact that when Los An- 
geles leaders find time to consider art, 
they will not know where to turn for 
advice. And, as Mr. Judah is quoted 
in the Times, "to make a beautiful city 
we must get in touch with those capable 
of directing such improvements." 



C A LI I <) R N J A S () I T II I. .1 X /> 



THE accompanying plan and Haight photo- 
graph of a house by Mr. Freeman are 
presented this month from among the new 
small houses now obtainable. Good small 
houses are not rare in Los Angeles. Many 
young, but well-trained, draughtsmen are fully 
capable of making original plans suited to the 
particular site the owner wishes to build upon. 



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Landscape Architect 

THE coming of the rain makes the prospect 
of our summer gardens suddenly bright 
and promising. If we have postponed plant- 
ing the seed of zinnias, asters, African mari- 
golds, etc., we can still start them, moving 
the tiny plants quickly from seed box to flat, 
and from flat to the open ground. Thus Aug- 
ust will not find us with colorless borders. 

The small single and pompon chrysanthe- 
mums which are proving so successful for 
garden color as well as for cutting for the 
house should be handled quickly now if it has 
not already been done. The clumps should be 
dug and divided ruthlessly, planting each small 
division in its permanent place. If the shoots 
are kept systematically headed back until a 
sturdy clump is formed this division method 
proves quite as successful with these small 
varieties as the more exacting top-cutting 

Dahlia tubers should be brought out from 
the proverbial "cool dry place," or dug from 
the ground if by any chance they have been 
left, divided into single "eyes" and planted in 
their permanent positions, withholding water 
until the sprout appears. 

When the late snow goes from the mountains 
and the nights are warmer, sow the seeds of 
annuals in the open among the perennial 
plantings. Phlox drummondi, shirley poppies, 
arctotis, larkspur, French marigolds, accord- 
ing to the color needed, will add the lightness 
and airiness that a color planting is so apt 
to lack. 

It isn't raining daffodils today, but the 
tawny colors of our summer gardens. 

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MY home is small and although not personally designed, has 
excellent possibilities of which I have made the most. I have 
expressed no set period, nor am I partial to the ultra-modern. It has 
been entirely a matter of harmonious colour, simplicity of design 
and arrangement. Individuality, on an economical basis, has been 
my plan. Cultured taste, a knowledge of art, and experience have 
enabled me to attain my results. I have utilized various odds and 
ends of material that conformed to my general scheme, together with 
unfinished pieces of furniture, painted and decorated to my liking. 

In my living room mauve velvet drapes cover two generous French 
studio windows. The floor covering is a carefully selected neutral 
Persian rug of a simple pattern of dull blues. An extremely low 
straight lined divan and over-stuffed chair of generous proportions, 
covered in plain black velour, relieved by a vermilion cushion and 
others of harmonious pattern, make my room most livable. My big 
chair is made more inviting by a foot rest of my own making. This 
is in the form of a square black cushion level with the seat, giving 
a chaise-longue effect, and at the same time affording me an add : - 




tional settee. On one side is a miniature grand piano. An antique 
drop-leaf table of graceful pattern stands conspicuously before my 
front window. My lamps are placed not only effectively but prac- 
tically. A wrought iron bridge lamp leans over my piano. A black 
decorated china lamp is at one end of the divan. The easy chair with 
a gold cushion banded in Chinese blue metal cloth, placed for the 
head, rests comfortably under the glow of a hand-made iron reading 
light. Close to the domed ceiling indirect blue lights in shell shaped 
fixtures of the same antique plaster pattern as the wall, give a most 
interesting dawn-like glow over the room, casting ghostly shadows 
on a towering easel in one corner. 

A long narrow table constructed on an early Italian design, espe- 


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cially stained and aged, is the feature of my dining room. A console 
table of the same finish displaying selected silver, furnishes one wall. 
A delicately designed gate-legged table holds a choice Italian break- 
fast set, wedgewood plates and a gold inlaid Tiffany platter. On one 
side stands an antique chest of drawers, affording ample space for 
linens and flat silver. Only two small oriental rugs are laid, blending 
harmoniously with burnt-orange velvet drapes in an archway and on 
a large French door. The quaint flicker of candle light is my means 
of illumination. 

My bedroom is decidedly unique. Two round-topped head boards 
of plain wood painted black and bordered in cerulean blue off-set 
with a conventional blue design, attached to box springs with mat- 
tresses, form the beds. Covers of black everfast trimmed in one inch 
satin ribbon of the same blue, gracefully fall to the floor, uninter- 
rupted by foot boards or posts. One low and one high chest of 
drawers, a dressing table and chair, finished in egg shell black, are 
relieved by blue covers hemstiched in black and a repetition of the 
blue on the knobs. A night table and lamp nestle comfortably be- 
tween the beds. A cedar chest painted in the same pattern lends an 
added note of distinction. The drapes are of the same material as 
the bed covers, bordered in blue satin ribbon, and finished with a 
valance. Two old fashioned oval-frame pictures are the only wall 
decoration, which conform successfully to the round head-boards of 
the beds. My room is quite complete with two oval braided rag rugs 
of blue and black design. 

By fastidious shopping and hand touches one's result is most likely 
to show thought and distinction. Rules and conventions can all be 
broken by individual expression. 

San Francisco Letter Continued from Page Four 

more time! After the reading one could descend from the immense 
diawing room with its huge fireplace that would take almost a quar- 
ter of a ton of coal to fill, to the particular terrace he or she 
fancied, and partake of tea. In one of the rooms a mah jongg party 
was going on, and in another bridge devotees were gathered — many 
had taken luncheon there. 

Another name has been added to the Rosary of the Dead. Madge 
Morris, (Mrs. Harr Wagner) a beautiful soul, a poet with a tender 
loving song, has passed into the Beyond. She had been ill a long, 
long time. At her request the funeral and burial took place in 
San Jose where her first literary work was done. All too soon 
shall our friends over in The Eternal City be more numerous than 
those who still continue their earthly pilgrimage. 

Mrs. William H. Anderson was in San Francisco for a brief visit 
to old friends, and to welcome her first grandchild. Mrs. Anderson 
is one of those rare souls who never loses a friend, nor does she 
forget the old ones. The writer has enjoyed a long and delightful 
friendship with Mrs. Anderson's family, and for some months had 
the pleasure of Mrs. Anderson's society in her home. It was just 
preceding Mrs. Anderson's marriage. 

The Poetry Club held its regular meeting Tuesday, March 11. The 
club meets in the Beaux Arts Studio, a quaint loft or garret where 
Art, free and otherwise, holds its salon. Mrs. Gladys Wilmot Gra- 
ham is the President, and Mrs. Ethel Turner read and analyzed 
the poems that were anonymously submitted. An earnest, eager group 
enjoyed the reading. 

There is an exodus of those who are going to Europe this year. 
Almost every other person one meets is leaving at once or in the 
near future. Mrs. Wardell Jennings, wife of the rector of St. Luke's 
Church, San Francisco, is taking a party in June. Mrs. Jennings 
has taken a group for several years and is not only a capable, but 
a charming cicerone. Her list is not yet complete, but she plans for 

Mrs. Charles Edwin Markham, after an absence from her native 
heath of many years, has been renewing old friendships and giving 
readings in "the city of her dream and desire," as Miss Coolbrith 
so beautifully says in her poem on San Francisco. Miss Cora L. 
Williams gave a reception to Mrs. Markham at the handsome resi- 
dence in Thousand Oaks, Berkeley, where the Williams Institute 
stands white and gleaming on a high eminence. The day was stormy, 
but loyally and eagerly Mrs. Markham's friends foregathered, brav- 
ing the trip on the bay, climbing the winding road that finally reaches 
the goal. Within all was bright and cheerful — a glowing fire in the 
beautiful long library with its magnificent views — west, east and 
north — flowers in vases, welcoming hands and loving greetings. Daf- 
fodils a-bloom in the gardens, acacias, laurestinas, glistening holly 
and flowering shrubs and fragrant, blossoming trees — all added to the 
ensemble. Mrs. W. C. Morrow poured tea. Mrs. Ella Sterling Mig- 
hells, Joan London (I didn't catch her married name), members of the 
Penwomen's League of Berkeley of which Miss Williams is a member, 
Miss Clayes, the President, Mr. Virgil Markham, Mr. Villa, a stu- 


Centers at 

The Ambassador 

rr Cocoanut Groye" 

Dancing Nightly 

Max Fisher's Famous Orchestra 
After 9 p. m. Couvert Charge 75 cents. 
Special Nights. Tues. and Sats. $1.50. 


dent from South America, and many others were present. Mrs. Mark- 
ham was good to see. Her soft white hair, her pleasant, cordial 
smile, her lack of affectation and her appreciation and joy in greeting 
old friends, all added to the mine en scene. 

The Overland Monthly is planning a prize contest for August — 
prose and poetry prizes are to be given. 

Mr. Robert Colquhon, a member of the Mechanics Institute staff, 
lived for many years in South Park, and is an authority on 'Who 
was Who' in those far-off days of the Past. Perhaps in another 
letter something may be said of his remarks to the writer. A visit to 
the scene of former grandeur was somewhat dispiriting, especially 
on a dreary gray day and a drizzling rain, coming down half heart- 
edly on the just and the unjust — or in other words those with um- 
brellas and those without, of which unhappily I was one. However, 
an interesting, if halting and rather one-sided conversation with a 
man of the people who has lived there since the late '80's, was 
some compensation. But of him, more anon. 

Hughes Cornell, a former San Franciscan, present address un- 
known, has written an interesting novel, "Born Rich." It ran serially 
in the Examiner, and was well worth reading. 

March 9, was Ina Donna Coolbrith's birthday, and it was observed 
by schoolchildren and others. Some of her beautiful poems were read, 
and the poet received an offering of flowers and other gifts. It is to 
be regretted that she is in frail health. 

Ruth Comfort Mitchell (Mrs. George Sanborn Young) entertained 
at her home in Los Gatos recently. Merely to make a call at Mrs. 
Young's beautiful home is a joy. Her welcome is hearty and her 
winning smile is always in evidence. Nothing interferes with her 
work, and her little studio on the hill above her charming home, 
sees the industrious small person at her typewriter for a definite 
number of hours every day. Mrs. Young's personality and charm 
are proverbial, and the beautiful home is a delightful setting for 
this talented young woman. Mrs. Young's tribute to W. C. Morrow 
is in the April Sunset Magazine. 

Eleanor Duse has been playing to large audiences, despite the fact 
that she speaks only Italian. The grand opera season of last month 
was a short one, but it is unfortunate that opera companies chose 
Lent, with the evident thought that in these days Lent is more a fig- 
ment of the past to some than a time for serious thought. 

THROUGH an inadvertence, whether of my own, or the generosity 
of the printer, who may think it is not well for man to live alone, 
Mr. Charles Caldwell Dobie, the author, was endowed with a wife 
in a recent letter of mine. The truth is, that Mr. Dobie is a bachelor, 
charming, diffident, modest and good looking. He possess a pleasing 
personality and has many admirers — men and women. Whether one 
of the latter, taking the advantage that Leap Year accords her 
sex, may snare him with her wiles, is almost improbable, for she will 
encounter two serious obstacles: his tender love for his mother, and 
the insistent urge he has for his art. Mrs. Dobie, who is an invalid, 
has two devoted sons. Mr. Clarence Dobie, the elder, is in the business 
world, and Mr. Charles Caldwell Dobie is a novelist, writer of short 
stories, plays, and had the distinction of writing a play that was 
produced at Bohemian Grove at one of the annual Jinks. Mrs. Dobie 
has been a helpless invalid for several years, but her loneliness and 
suffering have been mitigated because of the affectionate devotion of 
her sons. 

Mr. Charles Dobie is the author of "The Blood Red Dawn," and 
"Broken to the Plow," both published by Harper's. Like his friend and 
teacher, Mr. W. C. Morrow, to whom he went in his early youth, 
and who was his admirer to the end, Mr. Dobie's first short story 
was published in the Argonaut. Since then he has appeared in what 
are known as "The Big Four" — Harper, Century, Atlantic and Scrib- 
ner. Other magazines of lesser magnitude are always glad to publish 
anything he may submit. Harper's Magazine published "The Cracked 
Tea Pot" in a recent number, and Century for the same month 
had a charming little story by him. "The Cracked Tea Pot" sat- 
isfies all the requirements that a short story should possess, and is 
told with delicacy and restraint. Mr. Dobie is Secretary of The 
Dinner Club and is a member of the Bohemian Club, and has been 
put up at The Lambs Club when in New York. It is rumored that 
Mr. Dobie is contemplating a voyage to New York in the near future, 
but it may not be true, as his constant and unfailing attention to his 
mother may deter him. 

C A LI F O RN I A S O U T H L A N D 25 

elude automobile roads in the bottom of the Canyon, while above 
the new Devil's Gate dam the great Lake and Settling Basin will 
give an opportunity for a Border Park of unusual beauty in a dis- 
trict where fortunately most of the native trees are still untouched. 

Approaches to the Park are greatly needed, and boulevards wher- 
ever possible bordering the Park and looking down over it are 

The Committee of the Civic Federation finds that elsewhere 
throughout the country a Park Extension policy like that of our 
Pasadena Government is being successfully carried out. This policy 
consists in the acquisition of necessary park lands in small lots by 
direct purchase out of current funds, whenever such lands appear 
upon the market, and the avoidance of large bond issues and con- 
demnation suits. The Committee feels that almost everything recom- 
mended in its report can be accomplished through the continuance of 
this policy. Myron Hunt, Chairman 

Mrs. Louis Best, William S. Mason, 

W. F. Creller, William Thum, 

T. P. Lukens, S. T. Williams. 

Editor's Note: This plan and full report were published at the 
time and will be reprinted in California Southland this summer. 


THESE photographs of the most beautiful part of Pasadena are 
published by courtesy of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, a 
vital civic organization which acts as the strong, steadfast heart of 
the city. As Pasadena is made up of the homes of people whose 
larger commercial interests dominate in Los Angeles, the functions 
of her Chamber of Commerce differ from those of a more commercial 
city. They consist in a wise guidance of elections, seeing that the best 
men are in office, promoting genuine improvements and educating the 
citizens in things vital to the interests of Pasadena. 

The leading citizens belong to Pasadena's Chamber of Commerce; 
and they are fortunate in having for their executive officer, Mr. Wil- 
liam Dunkerley, a trained, broad-minded and efficient secretary, genial 
with all, determined that only the best is good enough for the city 
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oping real estate has so thrived and intensified that the rest of 
California comes down to take lessons in this expert combination 
of the landscape's art and the realtor's business. No more highly 
organized system of developing and selling a tract is to be found 
here than that of the Frank Meline Company, past masters in the 
art of meeting the demands of home-seekers in this land of lovable 

\ XALYZE BEL-AIR and you are pleased and satisfied by every 
il factor contributing to make it the exclusive residential park of 
the West. 

The approach is over splendidly paved boulevards to where Bel- 
Air is centrally located in the foothills between Los Angeles and 
the Sea. You enter through an imposing gate, beside which is the 
gatekeeper's lodge, suggestive of the restrictions and seclusion of 

Here you find view preeminent, ocean, mountains, foothills, 
city-dotted lowlands, the more remote harbor revealed in enchant- 
ment-lending distance. The very heart of Los Angeles is but a 
matter of thirty minutes away. 

You are charmed by the prolific natural beauty. Wild flowers 

carpet the open spaces, century-old sycamores commune with judi- 
cious oaks. Palms and exotic growths bring the breath of the tropics. 
Tall Pampas grass sways in the breeze. 

A drive up Stone Canyon well rewards the seeker after beauty, 
small waterfalls and cascades, goldfish in pools reflecting the 
sunlight. Many diverging canyons make ramifications in which to 
prospect for hidden beauty. 

Skillful landscaping has accentuated the beauty of Bel-Air. The 
handiwork of many is felt in more ways than one. Picturesque 
scenic bridges are found now and then and bridle trails interlace the 
entire property leading now through leafy glades, now following 
the crests of the hills. 

The artistic Bel-Air Stables of Spanish design are half-hidden 
in the trees of the canyon. Bel-Air is rapidly becoming the center 
of the Southland's equestarian activities. 

An eighteen-hole golf and country club is assured for Bel-Air. It 
will be an exclusive club, carrying out the same atmosphere that 
prevails throughout Bel-Air. No sales are consumated until pur- 
chasers have been approved by the owners. References are required 
of all who buy. 

If you seek the finest the Southland has to offer and wish to estab- 
lish your home safe from the encroachment of business and indus- 
try — conveniently near to the metropolis — avail yourself of the 
seclusion of the hills of Bel-Air, and settle once and for all the 
problem of your home in southern California. 




A VIRGIN mountain valley, two hours 
from Los Angeles ! Rich with the 
beauty of the Bavarian Alps, rich with a 
thousand subterranean springs, a high-hung 
garden, colored by the sunbeams, great trees 
standing into the sky, a tanglewood of boughs, 
a California paradise lost, — but found again ! 
That is La Joya. 

General John Charles Fremont in the fifties 
led a small band of pathfinders from the San 
Joaquin over the mountains into the San 
Fernando, and he came into a great green 
bowl set down among the purpling peaks; and 
there he rested. There was water for his men 
and horses. Springs bubbled everywhere. A 
stream filled to its grassy banks divided this 
high-flung valley and hurried out through the 
canyon. There was fine pasture and wild 
game. Two days passed before Fremont 
moved on. 

So the green bowl became a resting place 
for later travelers and a watering place for 
their horses. Then the first Los Angeles- 
Bakersfield stage was established and this 
early route of the "Pathfinder" Fremont was 
followed. There was always water in this 
great green bowl set down among the moun- 
tain tops. No matter how dry the year, the 
stream flowed full, fed by the subterranean 
waters of the high Sierras. It was an oasis 
for the parched horses and the weary travel- 
ers. But the climb was difficult and road 
builders in those day avoided grades, never 
changed them. So the old Fremont road was 
abandoned and the easier passage through Bo- 
quet canyon was selected for the first great 

For twenty years no stage passed through 

the green mountain bowl that Fremont dis- 
covered and loved. Then came the automo- 


bile, tens of thousands of them. 

But drivers guided by road maps and motor- 
logs, clung to the shining ribbons of cement 
and asphalt and macadam. 

And that's why La Joya, "the gem" of this 
southern California paradise, is so little 
known to motorists. That's why every day 
the question is asked "Where is La Joya?" 

La Joya is General John C. Fremont's great 
green bowl ! It was discovered in 1854 by 
Fremont. It was rediscovered in 1924 by 
Capt. Edward A. Salisbury, adventurer and 
world traveler — rediscovered right under our 
noses, the most beautiful little valley in south- 
ern California, its floor 3000 feet above the 
level of the sea, Fremont's green bowl, filled 
with running brooks and bubbling springs, 
with gently sloped hills and patches of sunny 
greensward, with great oaks and sycamores 
and pines that make a thousand shady nooks 
and walled by encircling mountain neaks. 

That is La Joya — less than two hours easy 
driving from the heart of Los Angeles. 

A new road to La Joya is under construc- 
tion. It is a new county highway which joins 
the Bouquet Canyon road with the Elizabeth 
Lake road and shortens the distance to 
Bakersfield by 12 miles. By this new road 
La Joya may be entered by almost impercept- 
ible grades. But the new road is not yet 
open, so the signs at Saugus will tell you that 
you may drive to La Joya over the old Fre- 
mont route if you do not mind a picturesque, 
typical dirt road and one very steep grade, or 
you may go a longer way by using the present 
Boquet road. 

If you choose the old Fremont road up 
beautiful San Francisquito canyon, you will 

cross San Francisquito Creek exactly thirty- 
two times before you make the final steep 
ascent into the green bowl that is La Joya. 

Of course, when the new road is completed, 
La Joya will be reached with ease and com- 
fort over paved county highway, but do not 
wait until then to visit this rediscovered 
"gem" in its rich setting of mountains. Take 
your basket of lunch and spend a day in this 
mountain garden and you will not be happy 
until you go back. That's the feeling I had 
as I drove out of La Joya last Sunday. 

With regret I filled mv water bottle at the 
cool spring, with regret I looked back at the 
old adobe stage depot, a quaint bit of tumbling 
down Spanish architecture rosy in the light of 
the sinking sun, with regret I left the hos- 
pitality of the great tree that had shaded our 
picnic cloth. 

But soon I shall be back at La Joya. I 
shall follow my golf ball over those rolling 
hills. I shall swim in a pool of clear water. 
I shall hike into the mountains. I shall ride 
over the trails. I shall dance in the ball- 
room of the handsome clubhouse that will 
rise on the hill that looks out over the old 
stage depot. 

I shall roll a log onto my own fire in my 
own adobe house. I am going to build a week- 
end house in La Joya, and every Saturday at 
noon I shall shut my desk: and two hours 
later I shall open the door to my cabin in 
Fremont's great green bowl and drag out my 
golf clubs or my tennis racket and — play! 


C ./ L / F U R N 1 A S O L T 11 LAND 



Mrs. Hancock Banning, President 

Mrs. Edwards Lalghlin, First Vice President 

Mrs. Robert M. Weed, Second Vice President 

THERE is a big old house in a little old 
garden in Hollywood. It has a friendly 
look. It's a friendly house. It's the Com- 
munity House of the Assistance League of 
Southern California. Here are centered its 
many activities. This house is within hailing 
distance of the great motion picture studios, 
with which the League's Film Location Bureau 
brings it into frequent contact. 

The Assistance League sprang, naturally 
enough, out of the many acivities developed by 
the World War — more especially the activities 
of the Red Cross Shop, which was founded 
by the President of the Assistance League. 
During that mighty convulsion of a dying 
epoch many women learned the joy of ser- 
vice as they had never learned it before. How 
much better it truly is to give than to receive. 
So they started a new war. This was to be 
another kind of war — a war on human misery. 
There is plenty of unhappiness which we seem- 
ingly can't help, but some we can, and the 
women of the Assistance League are organ- 
ized to give it battle. 


"Service for All — and All for Service" 


COME and visit the Studio Tea Room of the 
Assistance League — a beautifully glassed- 
in roof garden looking out on the hills of Hol- 
lywood, which bring to mind the words of 
David, — "I will lift up my eyes to the hills 
from whence cometh my help." A haven of 
peace is this, where the food is simple, home- 
cooking, delicious and at moderate cost. Fa- 
mous writers and directors, pretty film stars, 
(often in costume) interesting visitors from the 
far corners of the earth take their noonday 
meal here — in an atmosphere at once charm- 
ing and teeming with interest. 

Mrs. William Gibbs McAdoo, Third Vice Pres. 
Mrs. Erwin P. Werner, Fourth Vice President 
Mrs. E. Avery McCarthy, Fifth Vice Pres. 
Mr. S. W. Jamieson, Secretary and Treasurer 

This was brought about under the magic- 
guidance of Mrs. J. W. Montgomery and her 
able corps of assistants: Countess Mario Ca- 
racciolo, Mrs. Malcolm Fay Skinner, Mrs. Wal- 
ter W erner, all of whom donate their services 
for the good of the cause, and are known to 
be connoisseurs when it comes to the subtle 
nuances of the culinary arts. 

Special arrangements may be made for pri- 
vate luncheons, afternoon teas, dinners, or 
Mah Jongg or bridge parties by conferring 
with the Chairman of the Tea Room Commit- 
tee, Mrs. J. W. Montgomery. 

Pre-Easter Sale 

Under the leadership of Mrs. Daniel J. Sully, 
Chairman of the Art Needlework Units and 
her able committee, consisting of Mrs. Cosmo 
Morgan, Mrs. Fannie Spence, Mrs. Richard 
Waldron and Mrs. A. F. Emminger. The vari- 
ous groups are busy daily at the Assistance 
League Community preparing for the pre- 
Easter sale which will begin at the League 
April 12. The following are the names of 
the individual unit chairmen and the days on 

Photographs bv Margaret Craig 

executive board of the assistance league in the tea room ok 
the community house. where many private luncheon parties 
are arranged every week 

The city of Los Angeles is a pocket edition 
of America. Surely here is a melting pot. She 
has more than her share of human problems 
that she did not create but inherited. Never- 
theless, she must feel with them. From every 
man's town the people come pouring in, hopeful 
and enthusiastic. They are not all million- 
aires. Far from it. Some are sick and come 
to get well in our glorious climate. Some come 
to help on the buildings that spring' up as by 
magic. Some come to work in the factories 
and other industries, others, to seek fame and 
fortune in the movies. With these inrushing 
thousands come many problems, some very 
grave ones. The Assistance League is wrest- 
ling with these problems. Will you help? 

Our problem is your problem. Maybe people 
from your own home town are wandering our 
streets today penniless, or lying sick in the 
wards of our hospitals. 

We want to help them. We do help them. 
Will you help us to help them? Your cast- 
off clothing will find ready sale in our Thrift 
Shop, the proceeds going to the support of our 
many calls for help. 

We are assuming your interest by offering 
you membership in the League. We hope you 
are interested. The following are classifica- 
tions of membership: 

Active, $5.00 annually; Contributing .$10.00 
annually; Emergency Relief, $25.00 annually; 
Patron, $100.00 or more to be paid at any 
one time. 

Mail your check to the secretary of the As- 
sistance League at 5604 De Longpre Avenue, 
Los Angeles, indicating the classification in 
which you desire to be enrolled. 


which their group meets: 

Monday: Mrs. Claire Woolwine — Children's 

Tuesday: Mrs. Malcolm Fay Skinner — Mil- 

Wednesday: Countess Mario Caracciolo — 
Out-of-door and Sports Articles. 

Thursday: Mrs. A. F. Emminger — Art 
Needlework Fancies. 

Friday: Mrs. Charles Seyler — General Sew- 

Saturday: Mrs. A. F. Armstrong — Artistic- 

An attractive line of dainty layettes, rang- 
ing in price from $15 to $25, will be ready 
at that time, as well as a pleasing assortment 
of Easter gifts, garden outfits, and other ar- 
ticles appropriate to the season. A cordial 
invitation is extended to the public to be pres- 

An added feature of the sale will be the en- 
ticng millinery designed under the chairman- 
ship of Mrs. Malcolm Fay Skinner, assisted 
by Mrs. Walter Werner. 

In connection with the Easter sale a Chil- 
dren's Party is to be arranged for under the 
direction of Mrs. Walter P. Story, Chairman 
of the "Tiny Tim Fund," and Mrs. Charles 
Jeffras, who will have more than 100 filled 
Easter baskets on sale. There will be a real 
Faster Egg Hunt for the kiddies, and many 
other interesting events. Come and bring the 
little ones, and while mother makes her Spring 
purchases, let the children enjoy the many 
goodies of the party. The Children's Party is 
to be on the opening day, April 12, while the 
sale will continue through the 14th and 15th. 



-for Sterling Silver 

HE photograph above gives you some idea of the im- 
portance attached to their Silverware Department 
by Brock and Company. It shows you the com- 
modious second floor, the greater part of which, as you note, 
is devoted to Sterling Silver. In addition, you will find an 
extensive display on the main floor. 

Represented in our collection are more than a score of 
America's most notable patterns, named in the following 



M ythologique 

Marie A at Dinette 


St. Dunstan ( Chased) 
D' Orleans 
Lady Constance 
H efiplewhite 

Virginia Carvel 
Virginia Lee 
Lady Mary 

b airfax 
Chant illy 
French A ntique 
King Albert 
William and Mary 

You readily perceive, therefore, that with a correspondingly com- 
plete assortment of Hollow Ware, we are thoroughly prepared to 
supply you anything in Sterling Silver, for yourself or as a gift. 

V i sit or s W el come 

Brock and Company 

George A firocR Ttvs. Louis S Nordlinger VieeVres. 

515 West Seventh Street. 

"•Bei-ween Olive <uid Grand. -» 

Los Angeles 


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Southern California 

Waiter Raymond 


MAY 15^ 


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making the sojourn more inter- 
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The Long Brassiere Approved 
by Fashion 

The success of a modern gown depends 
upon complete agreement with its bras- 
siere upon the subject of waistlines. 
This Jac-Quette model, with elastic ad- 
justments at the hip, is perfect fitting, 
permits absolute freedom, and affords 
an ideal foundation for the smart 

Pasadena Corset Shop 

HELEN B. FORD, Corset iere 
308 E. Colorado St.. Pasadena, Cal. 
Fair Oaks 3388 

I J. H. Woodworlh 
and Son 

Designing and Building 
Telephone Fair Oaks 218 

200 E. Colorado Street 
Pasadena : California 

Little David 

Hubert Stewart Christie 

(Thomas Company) 


Little David is another Pollyanna book, de- 
cidedly so, with a faint aroma of Dickens. The- 
good people are very good, and the bad ones 
are simply horrid, but see the error of their ways in the end. The 
situations related here never could happen, nor is life lived that way; 
otherwise the asylums for the mildly insane would be overcrowded. 
Having emphasized this piont, we will advise the reader to settle down 
to enjoy a delightful little romance with its engaging characters 
presented so charmingly that one forgets all about their absurdities. 
One may pass a very pleasant hour buried in its pages. We might add 
in passing that possibly they do live that way in England. 
The Inverted Pyntmid We have here a grave and serious novel, ethic- 

%'i% rt J^LT&CMMNM a " y sound - The characters seem to exist main- 
' ' r t "' *** ly for the purpose of expressing the author's 

reflexions on questions of the present day, especially the conflict 
between labor and capital. This he treats in an idealistic manner. 
There is woven in, a tale of family honor unique in its conception. 
While the people of the story seem not exactly life-like, Mr. Sinclair 
has succeeded in bringing before us vividly the natural beauties 
of the Pacific Northwest, particularly the charm of the great forests. 
The Inverted Pyramid can not be called amusing, but it contains much 
to think about and much of the atmosphere of the North woods. 
./ Cur? of Souh. It is difficult to recollect in recent fiction any 

?l, M V. ■ s '"' / "" ,. character writing more brilliant than Miss Sin- 

M " MJl " C-*"»; c i air hag done in tne .< C ure of Souls" One 
fails to find words adequate to express appreciation of it. Deftly and 
subtly, one stroke after another, she creates for us a living image 
of the English Rector, surrounded with his luxurious comforts in the 
midst of that heavenly peace so associated with English country life. 
It is perfect. To try giving the reader a foretaste, would be cheating 
him out of the pleasures of watching for himself the gradual unfold- 
ing of the traits of character which go to make up this marvelous 
conception of life. 

Thrtr Comedies These three plays have been produced at vari- 

R l, L "")' w ','/' s *«*" fl " ous times since 11)11 on the New York stage. 
| The MocMJlon Com***) Thy are caUed Cornedies> why> we do not know> 

unless it is because no one dies in the end. The first one "On Parole," 
is the best constructed. "The Fountain of Youth" has witty dialogue; 
and "Fools Errant" rather mournfully delivers a message. They may 
have been very effective over the foot lights, but viewed as plays to 
be read, they seem colorless and thin. However, Mr. Shipman appears 
to be a man who knows how a play should be put together. 
The Boosters We are not surprised to learn that the scene of 

?Z ■}'," rl \ }■",, The Boosters is laid in and about Los Angeles. 
(Bobhs Menu Company M] . Luther has viewed this locality through 
rose-colored glasses to such a degree that he has produced a Polly- 
anna type of novel. His style however is breezy and entertaining, 
and the material he has used is based upon absolute truth. Not only 
can such things happen, but they do happen in Los Angeles. Despite 
his optimism the author is not wholly without a sense of humor, but 
it is kindly like that of a fond parent when relating some amusing 
anecdote of a beloved child. There is nothing much below the surface, 
but we have to be grateful for an absolutely wholesome view-point 
and above everything, for a perfectly logical ending. We recommend 
this book most heartily. 

This is a story of a family, or more particu- 
larly a story of three generations of women, 
beginning with the grandmother in her fifties 
and ending with a girl of today. The author is decidedly clever in 
selecting the salient details of these three lives so that the tale has 
color and motion, also she has some witty repartee for the use of 
her characters. Nevertheless at times one is close to the edge of 
boredom. This book, as well as other novels of the present day, 
conveys the impression that no longer does the conscience of the 
young person suffer over committing sins that still seem deadly to 
us older people. 

:l Conqueror Passes In reading this book we feel a desire seldom 

By Lfrry Barrrttn. experienced to know something about the per- 

ry.,,,/,. Broun h c»» f «v) S()n ality of the author. The hero of the tale 
is a returned soldier whose mental unrest drives him on, ever seeking 
an unattainable something, he knows not what. So sympathetically, 
and with such acumen has Mr. Barretta described the effects of that 
war-time period of abnormal living upon a man with a highly sensi- 
tive nature, that we comprehend better the restlessness of the present 
day. In his unhappiness, this hero returns to France, and this part 
of the book is a splendid piece of work written with poignant feeling 
and stirring imagination. The author, it seems, is a young man, a 
returned soldier, writing his first novel and we congratulate him 
upon the beginning he has made. 

The Director of the Southern Branch of the 
University of California has done a fine piece 
of work in presenting this little book, so full 
of food for the soul, to his students and to the 
world at this critical moment. "Two Rea- 
sons," Dr. Moore says there are, "for publish- 
ing this book. One is that it is about Socrates. The other is that it 
is by Thomas Starr King. Both men deserve to be better known. ' 
In acquainting the young people of Los Angeles with this founder of 
American civilization in California, our leading educator has done 
us all a notable service. — M. U. S. 

Co ■^"athe Marketing A useful study of the co-operative agricultural 

by Herman Stem movement, from its inception to its present 

,Poubleday Pa e e b J Company) gtatua. The growth and success of many of 
the foremost associations throughout the country are described in 
detail, and the wealth of practical information to be gleaned there- 
from, is presented in a most interesting form. This is the first book 
published under the official auspices of the American Farm Bureau 
Federation. E. M. G. C. 

The Ih.peiul J 
By Beatrice Kean Seymour 
(Thomas Seltzer, tne.) 

Socrates, an Oration, 
by ThnmMI Starr King 
II ith Introduction and 
\otei bx Ernest C. Moore 
(liarr Wagner Publishing 
Company, San Francisco) 



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Leaves Pasadena, 55 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, daily at !0:00a. m. 

Arrives Top 12:00 m. 

Leaves Top for Pasadena and Los Angeles 3 :00 p.m. 

A Special Bus for the Accommodation of those wishing to take advantage of 

visitors' night at the Solar Observatory will leave Pasadena Fridays at 5:00 p.m. 

Returning Saturdays at , 8:00 a.m. 

Free tickets for Ad miss ion to the Observatory must be secured at the Observatory 
Office at 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena 


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For further particulars call Colo. 2541 or Fair Oaks 259 



of All Makes 
Sold — Rented — Exchanged 
Expert Repairing 
See the New Corona and Royal 
Anderson Typewriter Co. 

84 E. Colorado St. 


Phone Fair Oaks 2 

VY7 E offer for investment of Personal or Trust 
Funds sound Securities returning highest 
rates consistent with safety. 


Established 1887 
Government, Municipal and Corporation Bonds 

Los Angeles 

311 East Colorado St. 

San Diego 

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Zfcieuits Gallery 

87 South Euclid Avenue 

Phone: Fair Oaks 7499 

Tableaux Moderns 

americain, europeen 

Objets d'Art exclusifs 

Miss Lenz 
the New 


Colorado St. 
Fair Oaks 

The English Dining Room 

The Serendipity Antique Shop 

Bradford Pfrin. Proprietor 

26-30 South Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, California 

Fair Oaks 7111 

Who Plays Your Piano? 

With the AMPICO in the CHICKERING you can 
hear Rachmaninoff and other great pianists in your 
home. Why not exchange your piano for an 
AMPICO — ask us about it. 




Music Co. 


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^art Owner of 

A Country Estate for $200 

HAT statement is not so amazing as it 
sounds! H you owned a great country 
estate with a luxurious home occupying a 
central knoll — ballroom, dining hall, spa- 
cious living room, golt links, tennis courts, swimming 
pool, handball courts, winding mountain trails tor rid- 
ing, hiking, hurrying streams, cool springs, a thousand 
sturdy oaks and surrounded by a wall of mountains 
beyond which lay a huge national forest, you would have 
to be worth a million dollars, wouldn t you f 

Yet at La Joya you can get the 
whole million dollar's worth for 
two hundred dollars! 

Think of it— only $200! And 
for a lot 50x100 feet! 

For that small sum that entire 
estate is part yours. You will have 
as much use of it as if you owned it 
outright. All you have to do is to 
mountain paradise. ALL THK 
TO YOU. Instead of the luxurious 
home you will receive a clubhouse, 
fully equipped and of beautiful 

old Spanish architecture. Apart 
from this change, the description 
of the millionaire's estate is the 
description of La Joya. 

And you get, furthermore, AN 

Pipes will be laid to every lot. 
Free outdoor ovens will be avail- 
able. Adobe and stone for build- 
ing may be had on the property 

Come in and let us tell you about 
beautiful La Joya — Where your 
dollars buy most. 

— Terms reasonable 

Take San Fernando Road to 
Saut/us, then follow the signs 
to I. a Joya. 



Telephone Faber 2176 





"THE VINE" By Harnet Jrisbmuth 
In the possession of 


Sketch by Norman M. Kennedy 

No. 53 

MAY, 1924 

25 Cents 



This Coffee Set with Compotes to match in 
an exquisite Sterling Silver pattern — St. Dun- 
stan (Chased) — makes an ideal -wedding gift. 

Sterling Silver Answers 
/^Wedding Gift Question 

Whatever the degree of friendship or kinship you bear to the happy 
couple, you can answer the gift question with Sterling (Solid) Silver. 
The particular form your gift shall take is a matter for your own 
good taste to decide — in a field that is wide and where selections are 
many and delightful. 

If the conditions dictate a simple gift, you may prefer a dainty cream 
and sugar set, a vase or candlesticks, or perhaps a set of knives, or 
forks or spoons. After-dinner coffee sets, tea sets or a centerpiece 
with. candlesticks to match, take you into gifts of greater importance 
leading to the more elaborate suggestions of an entire service in hol- 
low ware or flat ware, or both. 

The brides of the Southland society designate to us the pattern they 
prefer, and we keep a record of each selection made. Hence you 
need apprehend no duplication of your gift of Sterling Silver. 

Visitors Welcome 

Brock and Company 

Jn consolidation xuith 

S Nordlinger & Sons 
5/5 West Seventh Street 

- Between Olive and Grand - 

Los Angeles 



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Pasadena, California. One dollar and twenty 
cents for six issues, two dollars per year. Ad- 
dresses will be changed as many times as de- 
tired if notice is given before the first of the 
month for which the change is made. 

Entered as second class matter, July 28, 1919 
at the Post Office at Pasadena, California, 
under act of March 3, 1879. 


Good news. Progress and accomplish- 
ment are ours to report with this semi- 
annual statement. 

The foundations for six new buildings 
are in ; the heavy timbers for the first 
floors are in place and the brick work 
begun. The contractor is ahead of his 
schedule and the buildings will be ready 
for occupancy this fall. 

We cannot speak so confidently about 
collections. They have not reached our 
expectations. We had hoped that many 
subscribers would pay in full when the 
buildings were actually under construction. 
Some have done this. If you likewise can 
do so you will greatly lighten our finan- 
cial burden and save us paying interest 
on borrowed money. 

We merely suggest this and are con- 
fident that you will do your best to aid 
us in our undertaking. We appreciate the 
effort many are making to keep their pay- 
ments up to date. 

Prospects for the college were never 
brighter. Our present enrollment is the 
largest in our history. The State Board 
of Education has recently granted us the 
right to issue recommendations for the 
general High School credential on the same 
basis as the Universities of the State. 
These facts, together with a new equipment 
in a new field, foretell a great future for 
our school. 


JLB-MP Vice-President, 

College of the Pacific. 

T5EFORE an audience of more than a 
a thousand music lovers from all parts 
of the Santa Clara Valley and the Bay 
region, the College of the Pacific Chorus 
gave its annual presentation of one of the 
greatest oratorios ever written, "The 
Messiah," by Handel. Charles M. Dennis, 
the director of the chorus, deserves highest 
praise for the success of the entire per- 


HP HE contracts have been let and now 
there is starting to arise those splen- 
did structures which before the year closes 
will be known as Pacific. It will be mighty 
difficult for our alumni to recognize their 
Alma Mater in her new home and in her 
new garb. We have had many a sad heart- 
throb as we have thought of the enchanted 
halls, hallowed walks, and scenes of fond- 
est memory so scon to be no more. But 
we have gradually grown to where we can 
transplant our rich memories and hallowed 
affections of days long gone by. 

Our Alma Mater will look so fresh, so 
artistic, so permanent in her new setting 
that her old endearment will, in no wav 
have lapsed. The campus i-s beautifully 
located just north of the best part of the 
fine city of Stockton. The great San Joa- 
quin-Sacramento Valley is looking upon 
our college with a possessory smile. Here 
is destined to develop a great interior col- 
lege, and we shall call her name Pacific, 
cur Pacific. 

The buildings are arranged in three 
groups : the first and nearest the highway 
are the Conservatory of Music and the 
Academic buildings, next are the dormi- 
tories and social hall, and farthest toward 
the west are the buildings fitted for our 
athletic program. Mr. R. W. Moller, of 
San Francisco, who was awarded the gen- 
eral contract, says in the Stockton Record, 
that the-e buildings which are to be of red 
brick trimmed with white stone and hav- 
ing a black slate roof, will be among the 
most beautiful school buildings in Cali- 
fornia. He assures us that all will be 
completed by August 1, 1924. The Stadium 
i* to be one of the most interesting units 
of our new development. It was built on 
the Stanford plan with slanting dirt walls 
sixteen feet high. It will seat 20,000 spec- 
tators and should play a large part in the 
athletic program of the great valley and 
become a rallying center for our Stockton 

The new city of our adoption is our 
friend. The Alumni can make Stockton 
know that not only has Stockton gained a 
college for the future but that she has 
gained the memories, the traditions, the 
affections of the past, now cherished so 
deeply and guarded so jealously by that 
fine company called the Alumni. From 
now on Stockton is our college city. May 
she long be the Mecca t:f our home-com- 
ing. Her attitude toward us, and her fine 
spirit is displayed in the words of Mr. 
Charles E. Ashburner, city manager — 
"From the beginning of time until seventy- 
five_ years ago gold in great quantities lay 
buried in this valley and in the Sierras 

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State of California, County of Los Angeles. 

Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State and County aforesaid, per- 
sonally appeared M. Urmy Seares, who, having been duly sworn according to 
law, deposes and says that she is the editor and manager of California Southland, 
and that the following is a true statement of the ownership, management, circu- 
lation, etc., of the aforesaid publication, for the date shown in the above caption ; 
that the name and address of the publisher, editor and manager is M. Urmy Seares, 
Pasadena; that the owner of said publication is M. Urmy Seares; that there are no 
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of the bonds, mortgages or other securities of California Southland. Sworn to and 
subscribed before me this first day of April, 1924. 

JOHN R. BRAGDON, Notary Public. 
My commission expires November 7, 1925. 

that border it. The Indian and Spaniard 
passed it over and saw it not. Gold in 
great quantities lies buried in Stockton: 
gold as represented by our climate, our 
people, our homes, our churches, our 
schools, OUR COLLEGE, in our trans- 
portation, in electric power, in our river, 
in our surrounding land. Shall we follow 
the example of the Indian and Spaniard 
and see it not, or shall we, like Marshall, 
'tell it to the world'?" 

Our Alma Mater has crossed the Rubi- 
con and is entering a great year. 


The Caltech warriors of the silver tongue 
will formally open the forensic season in 
a triangular debate with the University 
of Southern California and Pomona Col- 
lege. That both of these linguistic en- 
counters will prove to be of the first mag- 
nitude is not doubted by any who follow 
at all closely the "art of persuasion." 
U. S. C. has asserted her right to first 
place in the Southern California Public 
Speaking Conference in the two most re- 
cent seasons, while Pomona has for years 
occupied an enviable position in the fields 
of oratory and debate. 

Forensic activities at the California In- 
stitute of Technology are of comparatively 
recent origin but have met with a sur- 
prising degree of interest and success since 
their first appearance three years ago. At 
that time, under the tutelage of Dr. John 
R. McArthur, himself a newcomer to the 
Institute staff, the first debating squad 
was organized, being composed entirely of 
freshmen. This year several of the orig- 
inal debate squad remain in harness and 
will appear on the floor of strife later in 
the season. 

The question to be discussed is "Re- 
solved: That the United States Congress 
Shall Have the Power to Re-enact by a 
Two-thirds Majority Laws Declared Un- 
constitutional by the Supreme Court." 
This subject is one which is receiving a 
great deal of attention in the publications 
of the Nation at the present time and the 
presenting of the many arguments for and 
against such a step should prove of much 

The upholders of the affirmative of the 
question who debated for University of 
Southern California in the Caltech audi- 
torium are Vincent W. Rodgers and Jo- 
seph Walker. The negative team, com- 
posed of Leslie W. Margison and Grant V. 
Jenkins, will carry the war into the camps 
of the enemy at Claremont. Dr. S. M. 
Pargellis, a member of the English De- 
partment at the Institute, is the debate 
coach this season. 

One feature which will render the de- 
bates of unusual interest this year is the 
adoption by the Southern California Con- 
ference of the expert-judge system of de- 
termining the winning team in a debate. 
Under this method a single individual, 
trained in the art of debate and a skilled 
analyst of presented arguments, is chosen 
to render the decision, stating at the same 
time his reasons for awarding the yict-ry 
to one team or to the other. This dis- 
cussion by the judge of the relative pres- 
entations of the two teams should prove to 
be one of the most interesting and valu- 
able features of the debate. 

rpHE Van Nuys News will co-operate with 
leading newspapers in all parts of the 
United States in the national oratorical 
contest that is to be conducted in the high 
schools of the nation for the purpose cf 
creating greater interest in the Consti- 
tution and in proper observance of the 
tenets of our great national bulwark. 

The United States has been grouped into 
seven zones of which California is in 
Number 7. There will be eight groups in 
zone 7 and Van Nuys will be in group E. 
Other schools in this group are Jefferson 
High, Franklin High, Manual Arts High, 
Owensmouth High, San Fernando High. 
Lancaster High, Lincoln High and Poly- 
technic High. 

Van Nuys, Owensmouth, San Fei nand > 
and Lancaster will form one district to be 
known as District 28. 

The entrants from the various schools 
may select their subject from a group cf 
topics arranged by the national committee. 

The News has offered a prize of $25 to 
the student of the district selected to repre- 
sent the district in the group contest. On 
April 18th, the group orator chosen in a 
contest to be conducted at Manual Arts 
high school and the winner will be given 
a prize of $50 by the Los Angeles Times 

On May 2 the group semi-final will be 
held in Los Angeles and two prizes of $750 
and $250 will be given by the Times. 

The winner of first place in the gr nip 
semi-final contest will compete May 16th 
in the national semi-final and on Jun-> 7th 
the final meeting will be held in Wasn- 
ington, D. C, with President Coolidge pre- 
siding when three prizes will be given, 
$3500 to the winner, $1500 to the second 
best and $500 to the one who wins third 


THE victrola, the radio and the organ in 
the moving picture playhouse are rapidly 
making the best musical compositions of 
the world available to everyone. The next 
thing is to understand why these particu- 
lar overtures, symphonies and operas have 
continued to be played down through the 
centuries. The State University has secured 
for its summer session at Los Angeles Mr. 
Donald Buttz Clark, who will emphasize the 
place that music has in the life of the indi- 
vidual and the community ; will show how 
deep its roots lie in human character and 
will give us critical standards by which 


C A L I F (> R N I A S V T II L A N D 

to judge it intelligently. The same is true 
of art. Painting, sculpture, and architec- 
ture make our everyday lives so much more 
beautiful that it would be hard to imagine 
a revival of the fanatical days when Pur- 
itanism ordered all the paintings torn from 
the church walls and burned, and all the 
statues broken or hurled from their niche.*. 
But the new buildings that daily rise in 
our cities often have ornamentation on their 
facades that is a direct copy of some fine 
old palace in Florence or some hotel de 
ville in France or Belgium. To be able to 
recognize such decoration is to be able to 
link the present with the past of archi- 
tecture and to learn what designs have 
been worthy of preservation. It is the 
same with painting and sculpture: the 
fcrms may vary but the underlying prin- 
ciples remain the s;ime. The explanation 
of all this will be the mission of Herbert 
Reynolds Knitlin. Director of the Ethical 
Culture School of New York City, whom 
the Summer Session has engaged for a 
series of lectures in art appreciation and 
art history. For teachers of art subjects 
Mr. KnifFin has also arranged a cour.;e 
on the theory and practice cf teaching 
fine arts in the elementary and :;econdary 

There is scarcely a person who has not 
wished for a chance to study for a short 
time about art and interior decoration or 
drama and music. Even landscape garden- 
ing may be less puzzling after six weeks 
spent in listening to the lecture* which 
Mr. E. Laurence Palmer cf Cornell Uni- 
versity has prepared for his course this 
summer. The State University ha* included 
in its curriculum for this summer's session 
at Los Angeles many courses which will 
prove attractive to the large group of audi- 
tors who yearly attend the lectures with- 
out taking the courses for credit. Stage- 
craft and the designing of costumes for 
school plays or for personal wear are addi- 
tional courses which will be given from 
June 28th to August 9th at the Southern 


rpHE necessary papers were filed in Los 
Angeles in the United States District 
Court.Judge William P. James presiding, 
fcr the appointment of Milo L. Howell as 
trustee for the Sun-Maid Kaisin Grower.;, 
the old corporation which has been re- 
placed during the past eight months by 
the new Sun-Maid Raisin Grow r* of Cali- 
fornia and its service corporation, the 
Sun-Maid Raisin Growers' Assoc iation. 
This is the final step in carrying out the 
recrganizing and refinancing plan adopted 
last spring. 

This action was taken with a view of 
finally closing, in an orderly manner, the 
a fairs of the old corporation, which fa no 
longer needed, and in such a way that it 
can most promptly pay the remaining few 
obligations. Through this action the af- 
fairs of the old corporation wilt now be 
handled by a trustee rather than by the 
officials of either the old or the new cor- 

Ralph P. Merritt, President and Man- 
aging Director of the Sun-Mai I Rai *in 
Growers' Association, in an authorize 1 
stat ment issued here said: 

"The appointment at cur request cf a 
receiver for the old Sun-Ma! 1 Raisin 
Grower* marks the final step as announced 
last spring of the reorganized plan for the 
raisin industry. A new ccrporat? and fi- 
nancial structure has be-n developed dur- 
ing the past eight months in older that 
the old corporation, which had prov :l in- 
adequate, might be relieved cf its respon- 
sibilities and its affair * close J out. Th? 
eld corporation has |e*fl than 3.000 ton; 
of raisins on hand and i* now p-> longer 
a factor in current matter i. The bet 
method of turning the old c( rp -ration's 
miscellaneous accounts and a*sets in*o 
cash, paying its remaining bills and divid- 
ing the surplus proportionately among it* 
stockholder! was to entru*t the matter to 
one cf our directors as a trustee and have 

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/T is difficult for local advertisers to place a general, independent 
magazine. It has no common points for comparison with the 
dailies. CALIFORNIA SOUTHLAND belongs more accurately with 
good direct-by-mail advertising. For instance, one of its recent 
advertisements, which cost less than the postage on an equal num- 
ber of circulars, brought 30 replies in one month, repaying three 
times its cost before the bill was due. It advertised something 
people wanted. On April first, California Southland's rate- 
card So. 3 announced , to our advertisers and others interested, 
a raise in rates for special pages upon which color may be used. 
The retail price per copy is also changed to 25c. The subscription 
will remain $2.00 per year for all subscriptions received in 1924. 

him made receiver. The latter assure* 
orderly distribution and protection against 
any possibility of partiality being shown in 
the matter of priority of payment of the 
relatively few remaining obligations. The 
fact that the proceedings are under a 
statute sometimes used by insolvent cor- 
porations carries with it, of course, no in- 
ference that such is the fact in our ca-e 
and the petition expressly states that ap- 
plication is not made upun such a ground. 

"The eld corporation, because it wa * 
< rganized on a commercial, pr.ifit ba*i* 
lacked standing legally a* a co-operative 
and thus was without valuable rights ac- 
corded farmers' organizations. 

"The new Sun-Maid organization com- 
bines a legally sound, non-profit, farmers' 
cc-cperative association with all of the 
rights cf such a group and a well-financed. 
1 ighly efficient service corpc ration or- 
ganized under the laws of Delaware, em- 
bodying the most expedient and profitable 
practice* utilized by commercial enter- 
prises of large interests. This new organi- 
zation has the approval of the Federal of- 
ficers charged with supervising co-opera- 
tive* and has received abundant evidence 
cf confidence from the bankers and the 
trade. Today's step toward closing out the 
old corpc ration has no elfect upon the ac - 
tive business of the raisin industry sine* 
the latter is exclusively and independently 
vested in the new organization. 


Among the many characteristic peculiar- 
ities of California is the fact that each 
section is noted for some leading products, 
but they are usually far apart and easily 
distinguished from each other. Thus, the 
Santa Clara valley is famous for its prunes : 
and so is Shasta county, but they are 
more than 200 miles apart, and therefore 
there is no danger of their being con- 
fused. We have oranges in Oroville. si\ty 
miles north of Sacramento, and in San 
Diego county more than 150 miles south 
of Los Angeles. There are splendid olives 
grown in Tehama county, 20(1 miles north 
cf San FraneiSCO and in Redlands in San 
Bernardino county, near the Southern des- 
ert. When the state held an apple show 
some years ago, the two most strenuous 
rivals were Nevada county in the Sierras 
and Watsonville. near the coast. 

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* Throughout the winter the Valley 
Hunt Club offers interesting and de- 
lightful programs: 

Monday afternoons, bridge and mah 
jongg at 2:30, followed by tea. 
Tennis courts and swimming pool open 
to members. 


The afternoon Bridge and Mah Jongg 
parties will be continued every Wed- 
nesday during the season. Play be- 
gins at 2:30. The games are followed 
by tea. 

. Tuesday is Ladies' Day and a special 
luncheon is served. In the afternoons 
informal bridge parties may be ar- 
ranged followed by tea. 
Members of the Blue and Gold team 
matches have a stag dinner on the 
second Saturday night in each month, 
on which occasions the losing side 
in the match pays for the dinner. 


Ladies Days, second Monday of each 

Music during dinner, followed by 
dancing, every Saturday evening 
during the month. 

Luncheon served from 11 :30 to 2 
p. m. on Saturdays. 
Sunday night concerts during month 
twice a month. 

Tea served as requested and tables 
for cards always available. 

Ladies' Days, third Monday of each 

Dancing every second and fourth 
Saturdays during the month. 
A musical is arranged for each Sun- 
day night in the month. 

Ladies' Days, fourth Monday in each 

Tea and informal bridge every after- 

Polo, Wednesday and Saturday of 
each week. 

Dancing every Saturday night in the 

Buffet luncheon served every Sunday. 
Match polo games every Sunday, pre- 
ceded by luncheon parties, followed by 


Dinner dances, Tuesday and Friday 
nights of every week. Tuesday night 
informal ; Friday night semi-formal. 
Plunge open to the ladies Tuesday and 
Friday of every week. 


Provides an 18 hole golf course, two 
concrete and two dirt courts for ten- 
nis, bowls and croquet. 
Tea is served and informal bridge 
parties arranged as desired. 
A buffet supper is served every Sun- 
day night. 



A dinner dance is arranged for the 

third Thursday of each month. 

On Friday of each week a special 

luncheon is served, with bridge in the 


Ladies play every day starting after 
(en a.m., and not before two p.m. 

Golf tournament for men is held every 
Saturday. Monday the course is re- 
served for the women and a special 
luncheon served. Those who do not 
play golf or who have had a round in 
the morning, devote the afternoon to 
bridge or mah jongg. Every Saturday 
afternoon tea is served and the men 
from their golf and the women from 
their bridge and mah jongg tables 
join; with one of the women members 
as hostess for a social cup. 

The program for the 1924 season is 
out, and the first scheduled number is 
a 150-mile sailing race around Cata- 
lina Island. One of the big events of 
the year will be the stag cruise to 
Ensenada, May 29 to June 3. 



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rpHE Los Angeles Museum of History, 
Science and Art, Exposition Park, Los 
Angeles: The Exhibition of Selected 
Works by Western Painters, under the 
auspices of the Western Association of 
Art Museum Directors, to be assembled in 
the Gallery of Fine and Applied Arts, Los 
Angeles Museum of History, Science and 
Art, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, May 
3rd to June 2nd, 1924. This third annual 
traveling exhibition of paintings by West- 
ern artists will be on circuit for approx- 
imately one year. The following prizes 
have been awarded for the Painters and 
Sculptors Exhibition at the Los Angeles 
Museum, Exposition Park. The Mr. and 
Mrs. William Preston Harrison Prize for 
the best work of art in the exhibition to 
Benjamin C. Brown for his painting. 
"Yosemite, the Witchery of Winter." The 
Mrs. Henry E. Huntington prize (restricted 
to painters and sculptors who have not 
previously received a prize in any exhibi- 
tion held at the Museum) went to Fre- 
mont Ellis for "When Evening Comes." 
The Woman's Club prize, offered by the 
Southern California Federation of Wom- 
an's Clubs for the best figure painting, 
was awarded to Luvena Buchanan Vysekal 
for "Little Cloak Model." An Honorable 
Mention in sculpture was given to Andrew 
Bjurman for "Mrs. Maria Verdugo." 

HPHE Southwest Museum, Marmion Way 
and Avenue 46, Los Angeles, in May 
will hold a special exhibit to consist of 
the Second Annual Exhibition of Junior 
Art, under the joint supervision of the 
Art Departments of the Los Angeles Pub- 
lic Schools and the Museum. Through the 
courtesy of Mrs. W. B. Thayer, Mr. Harry 
B. Morse and Dr. Byken Takagi. an ex- 
hibition of Japanese Art was presented 
during the month of April. On the after- 
noon of Tuesday. April 22nd, a Japanese 
tea and program was given under the 
auspices of the Eugenesia Club of the 
Southwest Museum. 

The exhibit included netsukes, inros, 
kakemonos, prints and other art objects. 

The Mask Makers of California also 
held an exhibition of Masks during the 
month of April in the Special Exhibit 
Gallery of the Museum, under the super- 
vision of Siguard Russell. 

rpHE Laguna Beach Art Association 
opened the Spring Show in April with 
forty-three pictures, in water colors and 

/^LYDE FORSYTHE is exhibiting his 
^ later desert paintings in the Biltmore 
Salon, April 23 to May 7. 

rpHE Otis Art Institute will hold until 
May 15 an annual competition for 
institute scholarships. The scholarships 
were given to the Institute bv the Board 
of Supervisors, and the management 
has decided they shall be awarded to the 
three senior pupils in the high schools 
of the State who show the greatest crea- 
tive ability and general proficiency in the 
various fine and applied arts. While the 
Otis Art Institute is maintained by the 
County of Los Angeles the competition is 
not limited to this county : senior students 
of any of the high schools of the State 
are invited to compete. The honor stu- 
dents will receive free tuition for three 
terms at the school. 

fPO Tahaiti the modern artist goes seeking 
a relaxed, free people, at once natural 
and primitive. It is the escape of his 
machine-hating soul, longing for a people 
which grows up naturally, like a flower, 
rather than one which is pushed, trained, 
directed from infancy to the grave. Helena 
Dunlap, ever alive to new tendencies in 
art. visited the south seas. She did not 
find it the new paradise on earth which 
men writers and painters have described 
She did find it deeply interesting, discov- 
ered a lively sympathy for its childlike 
people, and a quiek response to its bril- 
liant design and coloring. Her exhibi- 
tion of drawings and paintings, which re- 
mains at the Cannell & Chaffin galleries 
until May 10th, gives us our first glimpse 
of the South Sea Islands through the eyes 
of a woman. Miss Dunlap studied at the 
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Art 
Institute of Chicago, and was a pupil of 
Lucien Simon in Paris. She is a mem- 
ber of the San Francisco Art Association. 

TTALDANE DOUGLAS is exhibiting a 
number of unusually sympathetic can- 
vases at the Cannell & Chaffin galleries 
until the 10th of May. Douglas is a young 
painter with a poetic trend, loving the 
delicate gray days, the silvery half-lights 
which are so often neglected by California 
painters. His rise has been little short of 
phenomenal ; as a painter he is practically 
self-taught, and by following his natural 
vein he is creating a very definite place 
for himself among our younger painters. 

TT ANSON PUTHUFF, beginning May 7 
**.ind continuing through May 25. will 
show- landscapes of California at the Bilt- 
more salon. 

AN exhibition by the Painters of the 
West will open in May in the Biltmore 
salon and continue through June 16. 

IVfR. and Mrs. Dana Bartlett entertained 
^ *■ with a receptinn and musical at their 
studio home. 101 South Virgil street. Los 
Angoles. April 16 Mr. Bartlett left on 
April 20 for a six months' trip abroad, 
which will includ» Algiers. Tunis. Naples. 
R-me. Florence. Venice, the Italian lakes, 
with several months in Paris. 



^completed a portrait of R. D. MacLean 
as Fray Junii>ero Serra of the Mission 
Play. The picture represents the indomit- 
able old priest, staff in one hand and 
cross in the other, fitfhtintr his way tnrou^n 
the fcrest on one of his many pilgriMa^e.* 
frjm one mission to another. 

^ re-established his studio in Santa Bar- 
bara, after a year's absence in the East 
and in Spain. Mr. Cooper visited Spain 
chijfly to sketch cathedrals and gardens, 
and will develop larjrc paintings from the 
numerous sketch's he brought back. 

piaster cast of his * Tne DjUKnooy'" to 
New York to be cast in bronze. The statue 
is to b^* piaied in Persninn Square in 
memory cf me Los Angeles ujys wno died 
on toe battle-rieids of trance, and it is to 
be returned here in time for tne Memorial 
bay exercises. 

MAURICE BRAUN i> showinc twelve 
* paintings at the Paul Shortridge gal- 
leries in St. Loui*. Mo., from April 20 to 
may lo. 

ARTHUR HILL GILBERT will exhibit a 
uroup of bis California land .(.apes at 
tne Canned & Chauin gaiieridfl irom May 
l^th to aist. I'AOSC who are acquainted 
with the power, variety and sensitive art- 
istry of Mr. (Gilbert's worn, will be keemy 
interested in the fortneoming exhibit, 
wnich promises to ue one of tne most inter- 
eJting landscape exhibits of ti.e season, 
tjiibtrt has found tine subject matter in 
Capistranu Canyon, in (Irithth Park and 
oilier beauty spots, and has painted some 
industrial pictures in Los Anpeies and ac 
the haroor whic h will lend variety to the 
exhibition and demonstrate tnis briiliani 
yomig painter's versatility. 

ASTERN figure painters will form an 
interasting exhibition at the Cannell At 
Chatlin tfaneries from May 12 to May 8l. 
Tnere will be, anions otners, examples of 
tne best work of hovsep Pushman, Can 
B lennet and Irving Cottso, and several 
Vt ry fine canvases of women and children 
by Murray Bewley. 

CIGURD RUSSELL announces the Pot- 
boiler Art Center will be found after 
May 1st at 730 N. Broadway. Los Anget&J. 
tMJGAR ALWYN PAYNE held an exhi- 
bition of sixteen paintings at the gal- 
leries of Jacques Seligmann, Pari*, from 
March 15 to April 1. 

HpHE California Society of Miniature 
™ Painters opened a permanent exhibi- 
tion at the new Friday Morning Club's 
home on Charter Day, April 16. The sev- 
enth annual exhibition of the society, held 
recently at the Biltmore salon, has since 
then gone to Mission Inn, Riverside, and 
to Banning, Cal. 

AT the McDowell Art Galleries, Western 
avenue, the evening of Friday, May 
9th, at 8 o'clock, a meeting is called of 
all lovers of good design interested in 
the establishment of an Arts and Craft* 
movement in this section. Douglas Don- 
aldson, Porter Blanchard, M. Urmy Seares, 
and others interested are calling the 


fl^HE Philharmonic Orchestra season cf 
1923-24 closed with the concerts cf 
April IX and 19. This is announced a. 
the most successful season in the four 
years' history of the organization. Eighty- 
one concerts were played, fifty in Los An- 
geles. Mr. William A. Clark, Jr.. founder 
of the orchestra, donated six concerts to 
the school children of Los Angeles. Next 
season's symphony series of concerts by 
the Philharmonic Orchestra will open Oc- 
tober 10. 

'"PHE Zoelner Quartet gave the last con- 
A cert of their series at the Biltmore 
Hotel in April, and have announced a 
1924-25 series of concert! at the same 

rTPHE sixth annual convention of the Cali- 
fornia Federation of Music Clubs wa; 
held in Berkeley, California, the week of 
April 27. President Lillian Birmingham 
presided. Honor guests were : Mrs. John 
P. Lyons, president of the National Fed- 
eration, and Mrs. Cecil Bartlett Frankel. 
president emeritus of the State F. M. C. 
Ben F. Pearson attended the convention ai 
a representative of the Civic Music and 
Art Association of Los Angeles, of which 
he is president. 

A MELITA GALLI-CURCI will close the 
Behymer concert season at the Phil- 
harmonic Auditorium in two concerts, 
April 29 and May 1. Mme. Galli-Curci 
will be accompanied by her husband. Homer 
Samuels. Manual Berenguer is the assist- 
ing flutist. 

sents the seventh of the series of ei'rht 
Colem;in Chamber Concerts, Wednesday 
afternoon, 3:30, May 14th. The artists 
are The Los Angeles Trio— May MacDon- 
ald Hope, piano: Calmon Luboviiki, vio- * 
lin : Ilya Bronson, violoncello. 
T>OSA PONSELLE brings the musical 
season to a brilliant close with her con- 
cert at the Philharmonic Auditorium on 
May 15th. Merle Armita^e, impresario, 
announces a program of operatic arias and 
songs, that has made this great singer a 
concert favorite all over America, This 
will be her only appearance in Southern 


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will sail from New York on May 3 for a 
European trip. After ten days in London 
and a week in Paris, he will visit Amster- 
dam. Geneva, Berlin, Rome and Florence. 
In the first city he will conduct the fa- 
mous Concertgcbeouw Orchestra in one 
or more programs and will return to Cali- 
fornia in Augu.t. 

RATIONAL Music Week, May 4th to 
11th. is planned to unite all organiza- 
tions and individuals for the development 
of musical appreciation in America. Pres- 
ident Coolidge has accepted the post ot 
hi norary chairman of National Music 
Week, which will be generally celebrated 
throughout the country the week of May 4. 
Two features of Los Angeles Music Week, 
in May. will be Opera Day and American 
Music Day. The MaeDowell Club will give 
an cpera program, as will the Opera 
Reading Club (under Dr. Angel i, the de 
Lara Opera Company, the Los Angeles 
Optra Company, under Alexander Bevani, 
the Bay Cities Music Association under 
Mr. Guerrieri. and the public schools. 

American Music Day. it is announced, 
will see many programs given exclusively 
from the works of American composers, 
even the bands and churches featuring 
such compositions. On the afternoon of 
May 5, the MacDowell Club announces an 
American opera, and many music clubs 
will co-operate in making this day a 

"Vy I WASTE," a new Indian opera, by 
S. Earle Blakeslee, was given by the 
Music Department of the Chaffey Junior 
College, in the Chaffey Auditorium, On- 
tario. California, April 25 and 26. Mr. 
Blakeslee is the head of the Music Depart- 
ment of the college and wrote both the 
text and the music. The themes of "Wi- 
waste" were collected by the composer 
from Dakota Indian sources and from 
Government records. The legend is of 
interest and the music pleasing. The scene 
is laid in an Indian village, first in winter, 
then in summer, and the scenic and light- 
ing effects were skillfully developed. 

/SALMON LUBOVISKI, violinist, will 
. give a recital at the Ebell Auditorium 
the first part of the month, and the la it 
half of the month will appear with May 
MacDonald Hope, pianist, in two sonata 

TMIE Pasadena Music and Art Associa- 
tion entertained April 25 with a song 
recital by Mr. George Shkultetsky, basso- 
cantante. Mrs. Norene Raymond, accom- 
panist. Three songs composed by Arthur 
Farwell made up the second part of the 
program. Mr. Farwell at the piano. 

DOMONA College Glee Club started on 
its annual spring tour April 1, and 
gave the Pasadena concert April 14. 

rpHOSE interested in seeing a permanent 
grand opera association established in 
Los Angeles should subscribe for Patrons 
or Founders books immediately, as the 
necessary fund must be raised by June 1st. 
Grand opera of the finest type, with four- 
teen stars from the Metropolitan, the Chi- 
cago, and La Scala, Italy, will be brought 
here for the season in October, and added 
to the ensemble of resident chorus and 
members of the Philharmonic Orchestra. 
Judge Benjamin F. Bledsoe is president 
of the Los Angeles Grand Opera Associa- 
tion, which has an office in the Philhar- 
monic Auditorium. Merle Armitage is 
business executive. Mrs. R. D. Shepherd 
of Hollywood has been appointed chair- 
man of the Woman's Opera Committee for 
Los Angeles, to assist in raising the quota 
for the Los Angeles Grand Opera Asso- 
ciation by June 1. More than forty women 
met at the Assembly Tea Room. April 16, 
ami formed themselves into a committee. 
They were addressed by Judge Benjamin 
F. Bledsoe, president of the Opera Asso- 
ciation, and John R. Mott, the vice-presi- 


TiHK fourteenth annual convention of 
the Drama League of America and the 
f r*.t Little Theater c~nference. as guests rf 
Pasadena Center. Pasadena. California, 
May 27-June 2, 1!»24, Maryland Hotel, 

rpHF. Community Arts Players of Santa 
Barbara announce the production date; 
i f the month as May 2:i-24. Potter theater. 

rpHE Pot Boiler Players will present 


Uncle Vanya" at the Gamut Club. Los 

Angeles, May 30. 
THE California Library Association he!d 
the twenty-ninth annual meeting. April 
28-30, at the Hotel Huntington. Pasadena. 

THE California County Librarians, Jean- 
nette M. Drake, president, will hold the 
fifteenth annual convention. May 1. Hotel 
Huntington. Pasadena. They will meet in 
morning and afternoon sessions. 

A MERICAN Institute of Landscape Arch- 
itects of Southern California and the 
1SI24 committee of the Chamber of Com- 
merce arranged an exhibition of photo- 
rraohs and plans cf gardens at Carmelita 
Park House. Pa-adena. during April and 
to continue into May. 

rpHE concluding lecture ot the series of 
four will be pivn by Mrs. Willoughby 
Rodman at the Ambassador. May 1. The 
subject will be "Peeks at Personalities." 



rpHE Soroptimist Club hold a luncheon 
meeting every Tuesday at the Biltmore, 
Los Angeles. On Tuesday, April 22, an 
Easter program was given, including 
Aimee Semple McPherson of Angelus Tem- 
ple ; Sol Cohen, violinist and composer ; 
Claire Forbes Crane, pianist and com- 
poser, and Constance Balfour, vocal solo- 
ist, who is also vice-president of the club. 
rpHE first Ventura county Eisteddfod was 
held in Oxnard, March 31 to April 5, 
inclusive, and was given under the aus- 
pices of the Community Service of Oxnard. 
with J. O. Westervelt, chairman. Plans 
are already being considered for the Eis- 
teddfod of 1925, in which other countias 
will probably be included. 
rpHE twentieth annual convention of the 
Associated Advertising Clubs of the 
World will be held in London, July 13-18, 
inclusive, 1924. 

Comment on April Meeting So. 
California Chapter American 
Institute of Architects 

AT the April Meeting of the 
• Southern California Chapter 
American Institute of Architects, 
held at the Mary Louise Tea Room 
in Los Angeles, Mr. Arthur M. El- 
lis. Vice President of the Los An- 
geles Historical Society, addressed 
the Chapter on the early history of 
Los Angeles. This interesting- 
talk, illustrated by stereoptican 
views, many of which were actual 
photographs taken seventy-five 
years ago, was followed by the 
award of honors for the most meri- 
torious work in architecture com- 
pleted during the past year. 

Secretary D. J. Witmer an- 
nounced that the drawings submit- 
ted in the competition held at Pas- 
adena to select architects for the 
new city hall, library and audi- 
torium buildings to be erected in 
that city, are on display on the 
sixth floor of the building at 420 
South Spring Street. 

A resolution endorsing the can- 
didacy of Edwin Bergstrom for 
first vice-prasident of the Ameri- 
can Institute of Architects at the 
election to be held at the annual 
convention of the Institute in May, 
was unanimously adopted. Mr. 
Bergstrom is now Institute direct- 
or from the Ninth Regional Dis- 
trict. His candidacy was inaugu- 
rated by the San Francisco Chap- 
ter and has been endorsed by the 
New York, Colorado, and other 

Following is the report of the 
jury on honor awards for architect- 
ural work of exceptional merit ex- 
ecuted during 1923: 

"The jury on honor awards for 
the year 1923, duly appointed by 
the Southern California Chapter, 
American Institute of Architects, 
comprising Ernest Coxhead and 
John Galen Howard of the San 
Francisco Chapter, American In- 
stitute of Architects, and William 
Parsons of the Chicago Chapter, 
met at Loo Angeles and examined 
the nominations for award. 

"After examination of photo- 
graphs and plans, a tentative list 
of possible awards was prepared 
for further consideration. During 
Saturday, March 1st, the jury vis- 
ited all work tentatively listed, and 
all doubtful cases, in order to ver- 
ify judgment. 

"The work presented, being exe- 
cuted during a twelve month pe- 
riod, from December, 1922, through 
December, 1923, provided less ma- 
terial for consideration than that 
submitted to the jury for 1922. 
Notwithstanding this fact, the 
work submitted was in general ex- 
cellence equal to that of the pre- 
vious period. Owing to the high 
quality of the submissions, great 
difficulty was experienced in pre- 
miating submissions in many 
groups and sections. 

"The jury desires to stress the 
general high character of the sub- 
missions, particularly that of the 
residential work, which is superior 
in quality to all other groups, and 

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submitted in the small house sec- 
tion a distinct advance over most 
of the previous submissions. 

"All work receiving awards are 
clear, straightforward architectur- 
al designs. In them we can see 
simplicity, probable permanence in 
the matter of taste and promising- 
direction in the matter of study." 

Following are the awards by 
groups and sections: 

Group I — Dwellings, Single 
Section A — Single detached dwell- 
ing, 6 rooms and under — 
Residence of Mrs. Lynn Helm, 
220 Witmer St., Los Angeles; Wit- 
mer & Watson, architects; T. C. 
Youngs, contractor. 

Residence of George S. Hunt, 
2280 Parkview, Linda Vista; 
Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury, 
architects; John H. Simpson, con- 

Residence of F. H. Case, Ellen- 
dale and Hill Dr., Eagle Rock; 
Harbin F. Hunter, architect; Birch 
O'Neal, contractor. 
Section B — Single detached dwell- 
ings, 7 to 12 rooms — 
Residence of Mrs. Carleton M. 
Winslow, 11 Laughlin Park. Los 
Angeles; Carleton M. Winslow 
architect; Harold E. Phillips, con- 

Residence of Mrs. F. E. Leupp, 
620 S. Hill St., Pasadena; John- 
son, Kaufmann & Coate, archi- 
tects; Hansen & Son, contractors. 

Residence of Mrs. M. L. H. 
Walker, 1453 E. California St., 
Pasadena; E. W. Neff architect; 
A. Carpenter & Son contractors. 
Section C — Single detached dwell- 
ings, 13 rooms and over — 
Residence of Mrs. Reginald D. 
Johnson, 1541 Lombardy Road, 
Pasadena; Johnson, Kaufmann & 
Coate, architects; John Mayer, 

Residence of Mrs. K. C. Strong, 
Las Tunas Road, Santa Barbara; 
Johnson, Kaufmann & Coate, arch- 
itects; Snook & Kenyon, Santa 
Barbara, contractors. 

Residence of H. O. Wheeler, 
2020 Edgemont, Hollywood; Wit- 
mer & Watson, architects; A. E. 
Westberg, contractor. 
Group II — Multiple Dwellings 
Section A — Multiple dwelling, indi- 
vidual kitchens, U apartments 
and under — 

Witmer Bros. Company, owner; 
Witmer & Watson, architects; A. 
E. Westberg and John V. Gierding, 

Section F — Multiple dwellings, club 
type, country — 

Ojai Valley Country Club, Wal- 
lace Neff, architect; Edward 
Drummond Libbey, owner; A. Car- 
penter & Son contractors. 

No awards in Section B, C, D, 
E and G. 

Group III — Commercial Build- 

Thorp Building, 7th and Park- 
view, Los Angeles (owned by 
Spencer Thorp) ; Morgan, Walls 
& Clements, architects; Robert 
Millsop, contractor. 

Magnin Shop, 6336 Hollywood 
Blvd., Hollywood; Myron Hunt 
and H. C. Chambers, architects; 
Macdonald & Kahn, contractors. 

U. S. postoffice garage, 718 E. 
Third St., Los Angeles (owned by 
U. S. Building Corp.); A. C. Zim- 
merman, architect; Wm. A. Lar- 
kins, contractor. 

Store and office building, 25 S. 
Euclid Ave., Pasadena; Marston, 
Van Pelt & Maybury, architects; 
W. A .Taylor, contractor. 

Home Commercial & Savings 
Bank, 945 Fairoaks St., Pasadena; 
Edwin Bergstrom, architect; Wm. 
A. Larkins, contractor. 
Group IV — Semi-Public and Cul- 
I tural Bldgs. Cont. next month 

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Departments of Architecture 

NO. 53, VOL. VI. 

MAY, 1924 

C O N T E N T S 


"The Vine," in the Possession ok the Allied Architects 

Association Cover Design 

(A Tempora Painting by Norman Kennedy) 

California Communities and College Notes 3-4 

Southland Calendar • 5-6 

Report of April Meeting A. I. A Harold 0. Sexsmith 7 

The House From Granada George D. Chaffin 8 

The Garden Clavilux Theresa Hornet Patterson 11 

Our San Francisco Letter Mrs. W. C. Morrow 12 

The Art. Jury, Palos Verdes Myron Hunt 13 

The Pasadena Browning Club H. A. H. 14 

Our San Diego Letter Hazel Boyer 14 

Town and Country Clubs and Functions 15 

The City Planning Conference George Whitnall 17 

The Gymkhana Ellen Leech. . 18-19 

Bulletin of the Architectural Club C. A. Truesdell 20 

How to Make a Lawn Allison Woodman 22 

An Easterner Comes West Porter Blanchard 24 

California Cypresses Eleanor Hoffmann 25 

Two Books of Travei Louise Morgrage 26 

Reviews — Books From the Atlantic. .E. M. Greeves Carpenter 26 

Landscape Development Aurele Vermulen 27 

The Bulletin of the Assistance League 28 

How to Invest Money Burtis C. Rogers 30 

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Club of Los Angeles, California. 
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THE ALHAMBRA, the an- 
cient citadel and residence of 
the Moorish monarchs of Gran- 
ada is indisputably the most curi- 
ous and, in some ways, the most 
marvelous building that exists in 
the whole world. The Moorish 
sytem of decoration reached its 
culminating- point in the ornamen- 
tation of the Alhambia and it is 
generally accepted as the last 
word in Arabian workmanship. 

In this small city of Granada, 
I came upon, by chance, through 
a conversation with an old dealer 


in antiques, a house, or probably 
more strictly speaking, a palace, 
dating from this same period of 
history. This house was one of a 
block of houses condemned by the 
city to permit the widening of the 
street. The attempt to remove it 
to America was met with no little 
opposition due to a movement re- 
cently set about in Spain to pre- 
vent the disappearing of valued 
examples of their ancient art, and 
many of the photographs taken 
for publicity purposes by repre- 
sentatives of the organization op- 







of the 






A rabesque 





posed to the removal, have been secured and 
are some of them reproduced herewith. 

The pieces procured are probably as fine as 
anything of the kind now in existence. Ev- 
erything that could be shipped from the old 
house was removed and certainly there is noth- 
ing finer in America. Included in the ship- 
ment are four Arabesque ceilings, in perfect 
state of preservation; one of which, an 18-foot 
square of design in cedar, is as fine as the 
ceiling of the hall of the Ambassadors in The 
Alhambra itself. The other ceilings measure 
approximately 15x30 feet. There are in all 
fifteen ceilings, none of which has ever been 
retouched or restored in any way. 

These ceilings show the mathematical com- 
binations so common to the Arabian architect; 
bits of wood arranged in such a way that their 
converging or diverging angles form an infinite 
variety of design. They are devoid of orna- 
ments except the zigzags and interlacings 
formed by the joining of the pieces of wood. 
Though much disguised, the Arabesque orna- 
mentation of the Moors is constructed geomet- 
rically. Probably the immense variety of 
Moorish ornaments which are formed by the 
intersection of equi-distant lines could be 
traced through the Arabian to the Greek fret. 

The collection includes also balustrades and 

Continued, with plan, on page 21 


THE birds which sing color are as delight- 
ful to the eye as ihe musicians are to the 
ear. It is perfect harmony in either case. The 
Bluebird does not sing here; but watch him 
hesitating on the bird bath, his rufus breast 
reflected, or splashing in the water or flutter- 
ing over a flower. Is he not playing color? 
Such beauty awakens something in the breast 
which is akin to worship. 

Who does not thrill at the lightning flash of 
the Hummer and his shimmering jewels as he 
sips from the trumpet-shaped flowers ? His 
fast vibrating wings become gossamer as he 
pauses in the air. With a whir he is off or up 
and from his perch rosins his bow. Whether 
he is bathing in dew, making his sky dive in 
courting days or playing the artist in nest 
building the eye follows and marvels. I know 
a wee canyon lined with scarlet gooseberry 
where many varieties of Hummers hold color 

While the Orioles have a dashing song full 
of apple blossoms and Maytime, it is after all 
their color with which they wind our palms 
and shrubbery that makes the name of oriole. 
The Arizona Hooded (yellow hood) and Bul- 
locks with black cap are both here, having 
some games of tag up and down the streets 
before cradle building begins. You will hear 
them chattering- in English Sparrow fashion. 
Watch the Arizona Hooded weave his nest 
under the sheltering palm leaf and do not miss 
the fun of seeing the youngsters get up their 
courage to exit. Even after the wings are 
willing the feet grip the door sill. 

The black-headed Grosbeak resembles the 
Oriole in colors, but is classed with the finest 
singers. He does not cut such a dash as the 
Oriole and will sit motionless on his evening 

perch in some tall tree for an hemr at a time. 

No more of a song than the mew of a wee 
kitten announces the Western Gnat-catcher, 
too blue to be Quakerish and entirely too flirty. 
He is one of the few birds with white lateral 
tail feathers (or part white) which make it 
easy to follow him as he snaps here and there 
and everywhere catching his food from the air. 
Cultivate him! You will enjoy his color har- 
monies. He will nest here, but may take a 
little mountain jaunt later in the season. 
These Western Gnat-catchers resemble the 
Juncos in coloring only. The Juncos are in 
flocks, feeding on the ground, and they fly 
away as though they had seen a big, brown 

Some birds have color song and fine charac- 
ters; but the Jay has only color — a heavenly 
blue. I have seen the Mocker look at this 
deadly enemy of his and say, "Pretty fellow!" 
He clumps around in wooden-leg fashion, is 
too beaky, and no garden can afford to keep 
this thief and robber. He would like to have 
the birds lay as many eggs as white leghorns 
and often is so wrathy when he finds a nest 
empty that he tears it to pieces. If he could 
reason a little better, and he isn't "a stupid," 
he would leave the eggs, that he might have 
the more toothsome young birds of which he 
is so fond. In two years one nest out of ten in 
our hedge has escaped him, and the Mocking 
Birds have brought off two birds with a weak- 
er one to follow. Don't let the Jay's color 
blind you to his sins, and see to it that his race 
does not multiply. The Swallows, which are 
of inestimable value to a garden, have been 
driven from Carmelita while the Bluejays are 
left to fatten on songs in embryo. 

A fine, high-pitched trill wakened me, not 


by its noise, but because I had my mind set 
for it. Each morning, just before sunrise, the 
Lutescent Warbler made a tour of the Chero- 
kee rose hedge. It seemed merely a matter of 
the imagination whether his trill had an up- 
ward or a downward lilt. Searching carefully, 
delibrately, now on tiptoe to reach the branch 
above, he gains his balanced ration, salad and 
meat all in one in those plump, little green lice. 
With his yellow-green back and green-yellow 
linings he looks like the sunlit leaves among 
which he feeds — a perfect example of protect- 
ive coloring. An orange crown, half concealed, 
completes this work of art. One morning 
three appeared, and the following only two. 
Feeling in such fine spirits, they dashed off 
for a little race. Just in line with the genes- 
tra hedge was the windshield of an auto. Two 
little birds lay dead upon the cushion! 
Wouldn't it make anyone's heart ache to see 
the spirit of play snuffed out like that? With 
nothing left but the fine feathers of courtship, 
I carried them to the taxidermist who made 
them look like two mummies, one trying to 
hang himself on the limb above and the other 
attempting to disgorge some anti-diluvian diet. 

The Calaveras Warbler is still here in gold- 
en-green and may pay your garden a visit, 
especially if it is cuddling some hillside with 
a bit of chapparel for him to hide in. Gardens 
must have some tangles if they would invite 
guests; there ought to be weed seeds and 
shrubs with their berries, and a brush pile is 
almost indispensible for the Thrush to sing 
on and build in, and the Spurred-Towhee to 
scratch under. 

The Yellow Warbler has all the virtues and 
in my mind goes with apple blossoms. At the 

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SAN FRANCISCO is a city of charm and color — a city of varying 
moods — temperamental, if you choose. How could it be otherwise 
with its cosmopolitan population of Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Greek, 
French, Hindus, Germans, Scandinavians, Finns and Danes, rubbing 
shoulders with the American, English and Scots? 

Temperamental with its days of brilliant sunshine, its warmth and 
color one day, the next a mantle of fog shrouding the city and blot- 
ting out its skyline and enveloping everything with a pall of mist; 
or after a day of sunshine — a day of summer, a tempestuous wind 
rioting along the streets, whipping the ocean into fury and sending 
the fishing smacks scurrying back to shelter. Or a rainy day fresh- 
ening the foliage and revivifying the parks and squares into new 
and vivid color. 

San Francisco, gay and glad, spectacular and gloomy at times, but 
ever winning with her bewildering charm and variety. With the 
Pacific Ocean for her front yard, with a landlocked harbor greater 
than any other in the world. On the North, San Francisco Bay — 
with San Pablo Bay farther north — a bay fifty miles long and at one 
spot only three miles wide, and then widening to twenty: on the east 
is what is commonly called "The Bay" — that strip of water which 
separates Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda from San Francisco. All 
of the transcontinental lines with the exception of the Southern 
Pacific have terminals across the bay, and thus the travelers first 
pass Yerba Buena Island where there has been a navat training 
station for years. Then comes Alcatraz Island where there is a 
military prison from which it is claimed no prisoner has ever escaped, 
the tide being so strong, the steep sides of the island being so precipi- 
tous that it is dangerous to attempt the descent, a Disciplinary 
Barracks and homes of the officers. A small boat plies between 
Alcatraz and the Presidio, and it is an interesting trip if one is fortu- 
nate enough to embark, permission having to be obtained from the 
Presidio. Angel Island is in the distance. It is of this island that 
Dana wrote in his fascinating book, "Two Years Before the Mast." 
He said when he first beheld it dense trees covered it, and wild 
animals roamed thereon. In a peaceful small cove, shining in the 
sun, is a military station, and a -church whose spire points heaven- 
ward. It looks so calm and serene nestled there in the hills with 
the water ebbing and flowing before its gates. On the east side of 
it is the Isolation Station, and beyond is grim, gray, gaunt San 
Quentin — the States Prison, where truly may be said, "Abandon 
Hope, all ye who enter here." But thanks to a more merciful attitude 
the prison is a training school, where those who have missed the 
way, may if they choose, be guided to better things. Telegraph Hill, 
300 feet high, on whose apex is Pioneer Park, where a magnificent 
view may be had, is next to attract the eyes of the traveler. Tele- 
graph Hill, so named from the rude semaphore that in the early 
days gave notice of incoming ships, is a picturesque spot — the heart 
of the Italian Quarter. At one time a dwelling place for the men 
who blazed the trail, it is now inhabited by a distinctively Italian 
element. Here are Italian banks, restaurants, markets, newspapers 
and shops where the products of the homeland lure those who live 
there. In spite of the splendid schools in that district there are 
many who still speak our language with a decided accent, although 
loyal citizens of their adopted home. 

The traveler also gets a glimpse of Sausalito, a pretty town on a 
steep hillside where flowers grow rank in the soft air and ocean 
mists. Belvedere to the east, where there is another colony as loyal 
to their habitat as are those of Sausalito. Sausalito has always had 
a large contingent of British residents. It has a beautiful harbor, 
and to-day the water is as blue as the sky above. 

The wonderful weather that has prevailed since autumn, through 
the winter, and now well into Spring, has lured many Eastern 
visitors who find much to attract and charm. A never-failing delight 


to those who come from icy winds, snow and sleet, is the sight of 
the flower stands at the principal thoroughfares. Roses, tulips — 
red, yellow, pink, and white — violets, marigolds and poppies, lilac — 
purple, and white — form a colorful glow at a busy corner. The 
florist shops are things of beauty. Not content to display the bewild- 
ering masses of brilliant color in their natural state they must gild 
the lily and paint the rose. Huge masses are grouped in careless 
confusion, apparently, but one instinctively knows that great care 
has gone into the ensemble. They tumble from gilded baskets, or 
russet brown ones, dainty boxes, or vases and are further enhanced 
with ribbons of every hue. It is difficult to choose — fruit blossoms, 
hyacinths, tulips, roses, carnations, marigolds or poppies. The East- 
ern visitors are aghast at the prices — for one tenth of what they 
would pay back in the land of snow and ice they can adorn their 
temporary abode with flowers in abundance. The soft air tempered 
with a bit of fog now and again, and a few showers have brought 
the fragrant joy-bringers into bloom. Gardens are rioting in per- 
fume and color. 

Last month a kind friend motored me down to beautiful Oak Hill 
Cemetery at San Jose. The morning here was somewhat cloudy, but 
with no hint of rain. However, in our "glass house," we were pre- 
pared for any kind of weather, and sure enough we ran into rain 
aplenty before we had proceeded far on our journey. But the rain 
merely increased our pleasure in the ride, for it blurred the gorgeous 
beauty and color of the wild flowers that bedecked the way, made the 
road a line of silver and caused the myriads of fruit blossoms to 
take on the appearance of old lace with a pearl embedded in the 
heart of every blossom. A short stop for luncheon at Hotel Vendome 
set in its natural park, and a short run out to The City of the Dead. 
By this time the rain was coming down plentifully, but as we placed 
our flowers, high overhead came the jubilant notes of meadowlarks, 
and we felt as though the dear dead ones were sending us a message 
of peace and love — that all was well with them. Returning through 
beautiful Los Altos another treat greeted us, for the rain had beauti- 
fied every tree and shrub, and the low-lying hills were covered with 
a mantle of soft green, and the many charming homes with orchard, 
vineyard, garden and hayfields added to the mine en scene. 

San Francisco had its first musical festival last month, and though 
a heavy rain fell, an audience of over 8,000 showed its appreciation. 
Uda Waldrop was at the organ, and when, under his wizard's touch, 
it swelled in glorious harmony, it was as though one were on holy 

One of San Francisco's many resorts is the Aztec Studio where 
once a month or oftener, an attractive programme is given. Recently, 
Mr. Torao Kawasaki, the cultured secretary of Mr. Ujiro Oyama, 
the Japanese Consul, gave a delightful talk on Japan. He gave" some 
Japanese poems — one poem was a word of fifteen syllables. He gave 
it in his own language first, and then translated: "On a pink flower 
is a beautiful white butterfly. I wonder whose spirit it is." The 
Japanese have a wonderful love for flowers. They never use more 
than three or seven in one vase. Always an odd number. One 
flower is quite high: signifying Heaven; the second not quite so high: 
signifying man; the third, still lower— the earth. A quaint poetical 
idea. He told his audience that firefly hunting is a popular sport in 
Japan. A firefly being chased by the hunter loses itself in the moon- 
light. The Japanese are a very artistic race. Mr. Kawasaki gave 
a number of pictures on the screen after his talk: The Japanese 
schools, the Silk Industry and pictures of the earthquake. Tea, small 
cakes and sweets, were the refreshments, which he brought with him. 
He is a fluent speaker, and expresses himself in good diction and 
choice language— poetical at times. He is a graduate of Harvard 
and has an English wife. By the way, I want to voice my protest 

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MYRON HUNT, Chairman 

THE idea of insuring in some manner the quality of architecture 
of a city or a town, a district or a subdivision, has been the sub- 
ject of many a discussion. The impossibility of making new laws that 
will very materially curtail the rights of men to do what they please 
with their own property under the English Common Law and under 
our law always becomes obvious at the end of such a conversation. 

Some two years ago, E. G. Lewis conceived the notion of acquiring 
the Palos Verdes Hills, 17,000 acres upon which there were no build- 
ings of any importance. 

With the City Planning Architect, Charles H. Cheney, Mr. Lewis 
developed a scheme for entailing basic restrictions on this property 
before any of it was sold, making of these restrictions a part of the 
deed, so that whoever bought understood in advance the limitations 
that went with his purchase. 

The idea of the creation of an art jury, a modification of the idea 
of certain art juries functioning in connection with similar and smaller 
projects in the East and 
in the North, was sug- 
gested to the writer. The 
natural question asked 
was how such restrictions 
as were imposed could be 
enforced, not only now 
but, as was proposed, for 
all time, this being rather 
a long order and involv- 
ing labor and expense on 
the part of someone af- 
ter the date when those 
putting the property on 
the market had no further 
interest in it. 

The idea of an endow- 
ment resulted ; and out of 
the sales of the proper- 
ties $300,000 was set 
aside as a trust fund by 
agreement. This fund is 
placed in the hands of a 
Trust C o m p a ny not 
handling the moneys of 
the Palos Verdes estates 
and is used to carry the 
expenses of an Art Jury. 

In less than six months 
it became obvious that in 
the course of time the ex- 
pense of such work would 
eventually eat up the in- 
terest on a half million 
dollars, rather than on 
$300,000. Some day, as 
the work of the Jury in- 
creases, it will doubtless 
be necessary to make cer- 
tain permit charges in 
order to cover the in- 
creasing clerical over- 
head. In the meantime, 
the Jury has been at 
work for two years. 

The composition of the 
Jury is as follows: Three 
architects selected from 
nine architects nominated 
by the Southern Califor- 
nia Chapter, American 
Institute of Architects, 
Messrs. David Farquhar, 
D. C. Allison and the 
writer, one City Plan- 
ner, selected from three 
nominations made by the 
American Association of 
City Planners, one citi- 
zen interested in this sort 
of good work, selected 
from three nominations 
by the University of 
California, one similar 

citizen elected by the Palos Verdes Homes Association, which means 
the people purchasing and owning the property, and a seventh mem- 
ber acting ex-officio, being the manager of the Palos Verdes Estates, 
and when that estate shall have been liquidated and the office no 
longer exists, then the position is to be held by the chief executive of 
the largest incorporated or unincorporated town or city on the 

These seven members serve for five years and their successors may 
only be elected through nominations originating in the same manner 
and from the same sources and in the same proportions. 

The first six months of the Jury's work was devoted to weekly meet- 
ings that lasted all day and often far into the night. At these meet- 
ings the current work of Olmsted Brothers, the landscape architects, 
in charge of laying out the project and of H. C. Cheney, consultant 
in city planning, was discussed and criticized. Then Mr. Olmsted and 
his partner, Mr. Dawason, with Mr. Cheney and their chief assistants 
would join in the Jury's general discussions. They made many most 
helpful suggestions in the drawing and making of restrictions. How 
to define simply and legally what could and could not be done was the 


problem. How to define styles of architecture without using the word 
"style", and without making any actual historical or geographical 
reference. Perhaps the work of this Jury during these months did as 
much to clarify the minds of the members of the Jury as to what con- 
stituted the difference in different types of architecture as it suc- 
ceeded in producing a code. 

Different districts were differently restricted. One, the more south- 
ly, was to have nothing but Mediterranean feeling in all of its archi- 
tecture. The question was then how to define a Mediterranean feeling 
in words that would be legal and binding upon the purchasers of the 
property. There was day after day of discussion, day after day of 
examining photographs and drawings, with the result that a roof 
pitch of 30% or less, a burned clay roof covering, using the natural 
colors of the clay as burned, or a flat roof, using the general colors of 
the side walls for the roofing material, were fixed as the preliminary 
requirements. These were mandatory. Masonry for walls in the form 

of concrete stone or terra 
cotta, was then stated as 
to be encouraged, and a 
general prevalence of 
light tones on these walls 
was made mandatory. 
Any dark somber walls 
are prohibited. The defi- 
nition of these two terms 
light and dark was left 
to the Jury. 

Plastered, or plastic 
feeling walls were rec- 
ommended as to be en- 
couraged, whether plas- 
ter on masonry or on 
metal lath. In this dis- 
trict, no clapboards or 
shingles, such as were 
used in New England, 
and which form the typi- 
cal New England archi- 
tecture, were to be al- 
lowed, either for side 
walls or for roofs. That 
was about all that could 
be found that would de- 
scribe the qualities of 
Mediterranean architec- 
ture, and which the law- 
yer would advise could be 
incorporated in the Trust 

In another district, 
around the corner of one 
of the promontories ex- 
tending into the sea, was 
formed another architec- 
tural group, in which ex- 
amples of Type No. 1 are 
also to be encouraged, 
but where at the option 
of the Owner, a slightly 
steeper pitch may be 
used on roofs, and at the 
option of the Owner, 
(providing it does not 
clash with an adjoining 
building, previously 
built) certain types of 
brick structures will be 
allowed. Wood roofs are 
allowed, providing roofs 
are not artificially col- 
ored a color unnatural to 
wood, and further pro- 
viding that such a vari- 
ent does not tuck itself 
in between two existing 
buildings in a way to be- 
come inharmonious. In 
this region, the first peo- 
ple starting building in a 
block to some extent set 
the pace for that block. A third district, further around toward 
Redondo, has a description making still steeper roofs optional, such as 
those found in Normandy, and materials and colors of materials more 
consistent with a more northern architecture, say — middle European. 

In the center of gravity of each one of these three groups was lo- 
cated a town with its plaza. The character of the architecture of the 
town or plaza was defined in a way to tie in with the surrounding 
requirements. The Project reserved the right in some cases to furnish 
and pay for, and in some locations to demand the use of, previously 
designed and approved facades for business buildings. 

In the course of time, the property was put on the market with these 
and other apparently elaborate but really very simple restrictions en- 
tailed upon it. Some six million dollars worth of property has been 
sold or put under contract for sale. Drawings for buildings began to 
appear at the meetings of the Art Jury. One of the first was on a torn 
piece of butcher's paper and was about as bad as the paper was poor. 
It was an idea by a contractor who was in the habit of making his own 
drawings and getting away with it in the average subdivision. He 

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An interview with Dr. Bertha Lovewell Dick- 

"Ah, that brave 
Bounty of poets, the one royal race! 

They give no gift that bounds itself and 

V the giving and the taking: theirs so 

I' the heart and soul o' the taker, so trans- 

The man who only was a man before, 
That he grows godlike in his turn, can 
give- — 

He also: share the poets' privilege, 
Bring forth new good, new beauty, from 
the old." 

IT IS accepted that literature is the power 
that frees man from self, his vantage point 
to know his own spiritual estate and to view 
life. This opportunity a literary club affords, 
for sincere club work should be the source that 
stimulates outward activity, thinking and do- 
ing. Such a club the Pasadena Browning Club 
strives to be. From the first meeting in 1910 
under the leadership of Dr. G. Wharton James, 
who accepted Browning as his spiritual leader, 
to the present time under the guidance of Dr. 
Bertha Lovewell Dickinson, the club has sought 
to use the "thought-fullness" of the poet as a 
leverage to gain a broader knowledge of litera- 
ture and life. 

It has been said that Browning honors his 
readers by presupposing that they can think 


IT is Lilac time in San Diego Mountains. 
Usually in March the hills and valleys are 
covered with a dull blue haze which intimacy 
does not dispel,- — with lacy blue lilacs; but 
this year, because the rains came late, the lilac 
time links up with the lupin, the poppy and wild 
mustard. Never could there be a more beauti- 
ful time for driving in these mountains. A 
thin veil of green covers the distant valleys 
and tinges the sides of the canyons; large 
shrubs of delicate lilac overhang the boule- 
vards and prove its identity with the lilac found 
in old gardens in Southern France; the pink 
and blue lupin grows more luxuriantly beside 
the road the higher up you go. 

To fail to connect San Diego with these 
mountains which encircle her with such affec- 
tion, is to miss half her charm. They do not 
overawe you and make you feel small and in- 
significant as the High Sierras or the Rockies 
do. They are intimate and friendly, you al- 
most feel their heart beats as you drive along 
the highways that hug them, and wonder if 
they are not pulsating with joy over the 
treasures they hold for future generations. 

Almost every San Diego family has its moun- 
tain cabin and many have large ranches scat- 
tered over the vicinity of Pine Valley, Laguna 
Mountains, Palomar, Mesa Grande, Pine-hills, 
Alpine, where the large sanatorium gives rest 
and health to so many, Descanso and Elcajon. 
The mountain lodges and hotels have just 
opened and so has the fishing season. 

Baron Long has just purchased ari immense 
ranch for training and developing fine race 
horses. A Mountain Country Club similar to 
the Encino Country Club at Santa Monica is 
getting started on Palomar. 

After years of debating over the ponderous 
question of keeping San Diego's water supply 
adequate to her development, a very wise deci- 
sion has been reached and a specialist called 
in. Mr. John R. Freeman of Providence, 
Rhode Island, possibly the most prominent 
hydraulic engineer in the country, has been en- 
gaged by the city to prepare a plan. For many 
months his force of workers have been survey- 
ing and studying to know where dams and 
reservoirs shall be placed. 

We can no easier think of San Diego without 
her amethyst mountains than without her sap- 
phire bay which completes her setting so beau- 
tifully. Much is being done down along the 
water front. The great new municipal pier is 
nearing completion, and an appropriation of 
$1,000,000.00 was just made for a Navy Pier. 

Preparations are now being made for the 
Yachting Regatta to be held this summer. 
Each day white sails dot the blue water and 
add to its picturesque charm, while great pas- 

with him, and the Browning Club tries to be 
worthy of the honor. It does not concern itself 
chiefly with critical analysis of words and 
meanings, but it does concern itself with the 
human problems that the poet propounds, the 
development of the human soul that is his chief 
consideration, and his own philosophy of opti- 
mism. It is a philosophy that sees life as a 
progression, that sees the glory of perfection 
in imperfection. 

"Why comes temptation, but for man to 

As Browning, himself, was inspired by and 
found stimulus in his poet-wife, so the Pasa- 
dena Browning Club has found inspiration for 
better, deeper work under the ten year leader- 
ship of Dr. Bertha Lovewell Dickinson. It is 
very fitting that an interview with her should 
occur at this time, for this year in Hartford, 
Connecticut, The Bard and Sage Club, which 
was organized by Dr. Dickinson, is celebrating 
its twenty-fifth anniversary. For fourteen 
years Dr. Dickinson was the leader of this club 
which studied not only Browning, but other 
comparable poets and thinkers; for while Dr. 
Dickinson is a Browning student, her interest 
and her study does not center in Browning 
alone. Her graduate work was done in Old 
English and Phonology and her studies have 
led her to demand absolute truth from her 
authors and to relate the truth of one to an- 
other. The Pasadena Browning Club feels that 
it has the rich heritage of The Bard and Sage 
Club in having Dr. Dickinson continue in Pasa- 
dena the work begun in Hartford. 

The Pasadena Browning Club has studied, 


senger and freight boats come steaming in 
from all parts of the world adding a flavor of 
romance to the harbor. The merry little fish- 
erman's boats come chugging in at evening 
time laden with their precious haul which gives 
to San Diego an important place in the fish 
industry. But most conspicuous in the bay 
just now is a large part of the Pacific fleet 
which has just returned from practice in south- 
ern waters, bringing a stir in social life both 
in Coronado and San Diego. 

Two very remarkable new theaters have just 
opened in San Diego. Acquisitions that add 
dignity and distinction. The Balboa Theater 
at Fourth and E streets has taken its architec- 
tural style from the mother Mission up the 
valley. Mr. William Wheeler, well known Cali- 
fornia architect, planned wisely this theater, 
keeping to simplicity all the way through. No- 
where is it overdone; a sense of restfulness 
prevades the whole interior. 

The Pantages is more than a theater, it is 
a tall office building at Fifth and B streets; 
quite the most imposing structure downtown. 
San Diego is grateful to Mr. Pantages and 
his architect, B. Marcus Priteca, because they 
did not forget the tradition of the city in 
building this important addition. Although 
they have built theaters in many cities, this 
is by far their finest achievement. The great- 
est care was taken by Mr. Briteca to hold to 
beauty and to the fitness of things. He gave 
profound consideration to the style of archi- 
tecture. Its being both a commercial and 
theater building, he found the Spanish Mis- 
sion style impossible because it demands large 
wall space and small window areas. He chose 
a phase of the Spanish Colonial called the 
Plateresque style which is the earliest of the 
Spanish Renaissance architecture and is dis- 
tinctly more Moorish than any of the later 
styles, but it bears a close relation to the 
Churiguerasque which the California building 
has taught San Diego people to appreciate. 
Since the Mission style of the early padres was 
not practical, it is well that this new building 
should be related to the lovely Fair buildings 
in the park. In the interior the colors, red, 
gold and blue are toned down to give the effect 
of antiquity; all the romance of old Spain is 
revived in your mind as you sit waiting for the 
curtain to rise. 

San Diego is justly proud of those Fair build- 
ings in the park. What other city has such a 
group? Most of them have been made perma- 
nent and converted into both practical and 
aesthetic uses. The California building is de- 
voted to the library and archeological depart- 
ment of the Museum; the romantic old St. 
James Chapel is beautifully lighted all the 

too, other poets and seers of life, using Brown- 
ing as a point of departure for this study. 
There have been parallelisms from Wadsworth, 
Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emer- 
son, ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, 
stern Germans; Kant, Fitchte, Hegel, Leibnitz, 
Schopenhauer; and English Berkeley and Car- 
lyle. It is not known how far Browning went 
in the study of philosophic thought, yet he was 
the natural inheritor of the philosophers that 
had gone before him, and to better understand 
his philosophy the club has interested itself 
in his predecessors. The period has been one 
of growth and as the work has grown it has 
deepened also. The two-year study of the 
Search for Truth in the Ring and the Book 
has led to a deeper consideration of moral and 
spiritual values. The failure of all philoso- 
phies is seen save one which like Browning's 
is founded upon Love. The deeper the study 
has gone the clearer has been the recognition of 
the relation of the finite to the Infinite and the 
assurance that because God is in His heaven, 
though all may not seem right, with the long 
vision, perspective, all is right — the ultimate 
triumph of good. 

The Club stands for knowledge which is 
truth and for the application of that knowl- 
edge. As Dr. Dickinson, herself, says: "The 
knowledge that a club gains from the broaden- 
ing effect of significant study enables it to 
acquire a sane viewpoint of the world about it, 
and such knowledge should create sympathy, 
unity, a touch with humanity. Club work must 
be more useful to collateral clubs and to the 
community. — H. A. H. 


time and often is the scene of a marriage cere- 
mony. The Museum Art Gallery is sure at 
all times to have several interesting exhibi- 
tions. Just now the large gallery is devoted 
to the Thayer collection of modern masters, 
shawls, jades and ivories; in the next section 
is a group of landscapes by Hanson Puthuff, 
one of California's very best painters; etch- 
ings by Edmund Osthaus whose dogs always 
win him favor and sculpture bv Scarpitta and 
Ruth Ball. 

The San Diego Academy of Art is also 
housed under the wings of the museum. The 
Montezuma Garden was never gayer, — little 
pansy faces by the million smiling happily at 
the sun, bordered by a tapestry of grays, 
greens and lavenders with here and there a 
splash of red sage. 

The women of the city have raised the money 
to make permanent the Southern California 
Counties Building which forms an ideal civic 
center. Through the generosity of Miss Ellen 
Scripps a Natural History Museum has been 
adequately housed in one of the buildings on 
the plaza. Another building is devoted to the 
uses of The Floral Association. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Bridges are having plans 
drawn for an art gallery to cost $300,000 which 
they will erect on the north side of the Plaza 
de Panama on the site of the former Sacra- 
mento Building. This edifice will be presented 
to the city and will be known as Bridges 
Memorial Art Building. It is to be 200 feet 
long and 65 feet wide, of Spanish Renaissance 

The New Mexico Building has just been com- 
pletely restored by the museum under the 
direction of Cuthbert Homan, curator of art, 
as an art center. It very delightfully fills a 
long felt need, offering the artists a social 
gathering place. It is equipped for tea, din- 
ners, receptions and lectures. With its patio in 
full bloom, its patron saint, its murals and old 
Spanish furnishings, it is a triumph. The Art 
Guild is now having a series of lectures on art 
appreciation there. The Friends of Art re- 
cently held their annual dinner in the new 
quarters. There are studios to rent and al- 
always a hospitable one kept for visiting ar- 

The Little Gallery downtown in the Snyder 
Building is a growing institution. It is owned 
and managed by Beatrice de Lack Kromback. 
The exhibitions are select and people are con- 
fident of finding there worth while works of 
art. This month she is showing a group of 
landscapes by Maurice Braun; twelve land- 
scapes by Sam Hyde Harris; etchings by 
Arthur Millier and Franz G. Geritz, notable 
miniatures and a collection of sculpture. 




JOSEPH SACKS, while painting in Santa 
Barbara, was well known here through his 
exhibitions with the California Art Club at the 
Los Angeles Museum, and with the California 
Artists at the Southwest Museum. But it was 
only with his two shows in Hollywood, one at 
Leonards, and one at the Hollywood Athletic 
Club, that the diversity of his work was ap- 
parent. As a portrait painter Joseph Sacks 
gained considerable fame in Philadelphia be- 
fore coming to this Coast. He was a student 
at the Pennsylvania Academy, and received a 
traveling scholarship in 1910, which resulted 
in several years hard study in Europe. After 
his return he continued to paint portraits, and 
exhibited these, with other things, at import- 
ant annual exhibitions of the Pennsylvania 
Academy, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, 
the National Academy of Design, 
the Chicago Art Institute, and the 
St. Louis Art Museum. As other 
men before him Mr. Sacks was fas- 
cinated by California's outdoor life, 
and since coming here has painted 
a number of landscapes. He de- 
lights in color, and to satisfy this 
desire has painted many flower 
studies. He is most keenly in touch, 
however, with people, and it is in 
portraits that he reveals himself 
as an artist and painter. Pasa- 
denans are especially interested in 
his "Portrait of A. B. Frost", the 
well known illustrator, who lives in 

was given a dinner by the 
trustees of the California Institute 
of Technology at the University 
Club of Los Angeles, April 1G, 
prior to his departure en route to 
Stockholm, Sweden, where he will 
deliver the Nobel prize address on 
May 23. In addressing the dinner 
guests Dr. Millikan stated he be- 
lieved California to be especially 
favored for scientific research. He 
mentioned the California Institute 
of Technology as the nucleus of a 
great university of science; the 
Huntington library affording the 
opportunity for thorough historical 
research; and the unexcelled ad- 
vantages of the observatory at Mt. 
Wilson for astronomical study. 
Honored as one of the foremost 
scientists of the world Dr. Milli- 
kan's words bring conviction, and 
rouse the interest of all laymen to 
scientific contributions from Cali- 
fornia Institute of Technology in 
Pasadena, of which he is the execu- 
tive head, and director of the Nor- 
man Bridge Laboratory of Physics. 

THE most important charity event follow- 
ing the close of Lent was the "Billtoppers' 
Revue" for the benefit of the Children's Hos- 
pital, given at the Philharmonic Auditorium, 
April 24. Every year this philanthropy gives 
a huge and novel benefit, each year proving 
more successful than the last. For this event 
the Committee drew attention at once by the 
clever title and provided theatrical, concert, 
vaudeville and motion picture stars, whose en- 
tertainment satisfied the entire audience and 
gave the hospital over seven thousand dollars. 
The program was under the direction of Don- 
ald Crisp. Mrs. Russell McDonell Taylor was 
chairman of the general committee, which in- 
cluded as members, Mrs. Albert Crutcher, 
president of the Children's Hospital Society, 
Mrs. Cecil de Mille, Mrs. Rob Wagner, Mrs. 
Thomas Newlin, Mrs. Thompson Buchanan and 
Mrs. William May Garland. With Mrs. Harry 
Dana Lombard chairman of the music com- 
mittee, the assistants were Mrs. Barbee Simp- 
son Hook and Mrs. Isaac Hampshur Jones. 

LOCAL workers in the realm of the little 
theatre are interested in announcements 
coming from Pasadena, concerning the non- 
professional theatre conference that is to be 
held under the auspices of the Drama League 
of America at the time of its national conven- 
tion here, May 27-June 2. The winners of the 
Little Theatre Tournament in New York have 
been invited to visit Pasadena and play for 
the Drama League. Another feature will be 
the laying of the cornerstone for the new Pasa- 
dena Community Playhouse during the Con- 

Two sessions of the convention will be de- 
voted entirely to the work of the non-profes- 
sional theatre. In this connection an import- 
ant address will be that of Capt. Paul Perigord, 
president of the Pasadena Players, entitled 
"The Larger Significance of the Little Thea- 
tre" "Women Clubs and the Little Theatre" 
will be discussed by Mrs. Clara Bryant Hey- 
wood; and Mrs. Thomas G. Winters, president 
of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, 
is also on the program. 

Irving Pichel, head of The Playhouse, Berke- 
ley, will lead the round table discussion on 
little theatre problems. Others scheduled to 



contribute to it are Oliver Hinsdale, Dallas, 
Texas; Frayne Williams, Los Angeles; Daniel 
Quirk, Ypsilanti Mich.; Miss Neely Dickson, 
Hollywood; Gilmor Brown, Pasadena; Miss 
Nina Moise, Santa Barbara; Samuel J. Hume, 
Berkeley — all of them directors of little thea- 
tres in their respective communities. 

One session will be devoted to the dramatic 
work that is being done in the high schools and 
colleges of the land. Dr. Margaret S. Carhart 
will be in charge of this. An interesting part 
will be the stagecraft exhibition, composed of 
designs, models and costumes assembled by 
Louise Pinckney Sooy, of the University of 
California. Other sessions of the convention 
are to be devoted to the professional theatre. 
Augustus Thomas, John Emerson, Guy Bates 
Post and other prominent stage-folk have 
promised to take part. 

THE weather caused the Garden 
Fete for the benefit of the 
building fund of the new Commun- 
ity Playhouse in Pasadena to as- 
sume two forms. The fete was first 
scheduled for an entirely outdoor 
affair in the gardens of Mrs. Jared 
S. Torrance, but with lowering 
skies and threatening showers the 
dinner was transplanted to the 
Parish house of Throop Memorial 
Church, where it proved a social 
and financial success, netting the 
committee more than four hundred 
dollars. Making every effort to 
prove his good will the sun never 
shone brighter than during the 
postponed party in the garden 
the following week. The flowers 
bloomed in unusual luxuriance, fill- 
ing the booths to overflowing, the 
candy was all the makers desired. 
There were books for the studious, 
pictures for the artistic, — lovely 
things by Alson Clark, Orrin White, 
and Carl Smith. Bags were pro- 
vided for the girl who sews, knits 
or only uses them to complete a 
costume. Then the wonderful sur- 
prises provided by the White Ele- 
phants! Discarded from one home 
only to find a more congenial rest- 
ing place in another. 

The children loved it all, racing 
with their balloons from pleasure 
to pleasure, and usually accumulat- 
ing an ice cream cone on the way. 
In the evening of the second day, 
the "Ghosts of the Community 
Playhouse" walked, called forth by 
the inimitable George Reis, and as 
welcome as was ever a Ghost walk 
at the end of a week of legitimate 
stock work. Strolling players and 
minstrels, made the scene gay. 



Northern or Southern Europe 

AFTER having held wide open the door of American citi- 
zenship to the oppressed of all nations, the United 
States is now gently closing it in the face of Europe, Asia 
and Africa, leaving our most insistent guests to knock more 
loudly or to crawl under the fence. 

The World war has ended the claim of oppression. No 
citizen of other lands needs to leave his native sod now to 
seek freedom in America. Rather is he branded at once as 
a cowardly citizen, an undesirable, when he deserts that 
ancient nation of which he is a member while it is in the 
throes of the birth of democracy. In Northern Europe and 
Southern Asia democracies are forming. They need the 
brains and brawn of every son and daughter. Temporary 
residence in the United States may be necessary for those 
foreign students who would gather facts regarding the 
ability of the various nationals to live next door to each 
other in peace and unity; but neither we nor they need a 
change of citizenship any longer. 

Would it not be well, on the contrary, for us to base our 
own estimate of desirable immigration upon what contribu- 
tion Europe, Asia or Africa can make to our own inade- 
quate ideas of what constitutes a republic? Which nations 
have contributed valuable additions to the growth of dem- 
cratic principles in the United States of America ; what 
class of citizens admitted to our fellowship have best assim- 
ilated the ideals of the Colonials; and who, among those 
least needed at home, can help the United States to solve 
well its own vital modern problems? 

Let us take time to analyze the excresences upon the 
body politic grown there since the constitution was estab- 
lished and the Declaration of Independence delivered: and, 
weighing their value, assigning their sources, decide wheth- 
er or not we want more of what European and Asiatic blood 
we now have or less ; — whether or not there may be some- 
thing there more desirable than the bureaucracy and patern- 
alism which have been inoculated into our government by 
heavy addition to our citizenry from Northern Europe. 

Throughout the century or less that has seen this great 
influx of Germany into the United States, those European 
nations which colonized and founded the United States, i. e., 
England, Holland and France, have been developing individ- 
ual and civic liberty at home more rapidly than we have. 
Their ideals are found to be different in many details but 
their citizens are our blood brothers and our heroes are 
their own. Washington and Lafayette, Lincoln and Roose- 
velt, Coolidge and Hoover, may their tribe increase! 

Taking these men and their ideals of democracy as our 
touchstone may we not form a better standard of admis- 
sion to their ranks than that of the present number of 
nationals now among us — but not of us in vital, forceful 
citizenship. Have we not enough docile population? Would 
not the art and enthusiasm, the incisiveness and vitality of 
Italy, and other Latin nations add more of life and inter- 
est, more 'esprit de corps' to the life and government of 
America ? 

Democracy Presupposes Education 

ONE might answer Mr. Hilaire Belloc writing in the 
April Atlantic on Social Contrasts, by asking him to 
look a little deeper into the great task imposed upon this 
land of the free, this haven of the oppressed, this first 
great advertising agency which "sold" democracy to the 
world at large. 

Democracy is not founded, as H. H. Powers in the same 
magazine would have us believe, on the one little two-by- 
four "majority rule." Democracy is founded upon the intel- 
ligence of the masses to whom the franchise is given. In 
the experiment in which the United States has found 
itself involved during the last century, education has been 
the very base and building of our democracy. For dem- 
ocracy assumes and requires education in its founders and 
partakers and the great foreign population here lately 
enfranchised were either uneducated or servile in their 

attitude toward government when they left the old world. 

The Pilgrim Fathers founded schools in New England 
fitted for their own children. The Virginians founded 
homes in which our finest system of education in social 
structure was instituted. With these two fundamentals 
as its stronghold, the United States has undertaken as a 
matter of course the stupendous task of educating Europe 
flocking to her schools in hordes. It is not southern Europe 
primarily she has been called to educate in intelligent use 
of the ballot. There is in the Latin mind a quicker grasp 
of civic responsibility, a quicker response to opportunity 
for individual intelligence and acumen than is found in 
races which substitute bureaucracy for government. 

France has been developing her school system democrat- 
ically but intelligently. Italy and Russia have intelligent 
populations interested in self government, more keen to 
grasp the crux of democratic government than peoples 
grown servile-minded under a satisfying paternalism. 

When, during its second stage of development the school 
system founded by Colonials was staggering under its 
load of foreign population it was found to be unsuited for 
mass education. 

We turned again to our mother England to find a system 
applicable to the education of millions of free citizens. 
England's system was tried but it was not for us. Had 
we looked then to our sister Republic, France we might 
have adopted her expert way of selecting leaders and edu- 
cating useful workers. But, as Ernest C. Moore, director 
of the State University at Los Angeles said in this 
magazine of September, 1919, we turned to Germany in 
whose universities our college men were then doing their 
post-graduate work. This mistake in our educational de- 
velopment is the real reason for the "uniformity" Mr. 
Belloc noted and forms the dry rot in our school system 
and our government which we now endeavor to eradicate. 

Dr. Moore was stating the reasons for California's change 
from Normal schools to Teacher's Colleges first instituted 
in Los Angeles when the Normal school which he had been 
called from Harvard to re-organize, was made the Southern 
Branch of our State University. He said : 

"The normal school, as it now exists in America, is an anachronism. 
It is no longer a going concern, but it is not through any fault of its 
own that failure is written upon it. It exists to provide teachers for 
the elementary schools; and the elementary school, since it trains all 
the people, is the chief reliance of the nation. It has had a curious 
history. It was at first a Prussian institution, created for purposes 
just the opposite of those for which we use it today. The Prussians 
relied upon it to keep their people in servility. We rely upon it to 
make our people free. 

"The American elementary school is the transplanted volk<chule 
which Horace Mann and Calvin Stowe, and their colleagues of the ele- 
mentary school revival, brought back with them from Prussia. Since it 
was created to do a specific work in Prussia, teachers had to be trained 
to do that work, and to be trained they had to be sent to school. If they 
had been allowed to go to the universities for that training, they would 
have gotten a ruling class education and would not thereafter have 
epitomized in their own persons that servility to their high-born rulers 
which the state intended them to teach. It is always well to have the 
blind lead he blind, if they are to have no benefit of seeing. So Prussia 
decided, for reasons which were peculiarly her own, that her elemen- 
tary school teachers must not be trained in a university but must be 
trained in a second class institution. That is the origin of the normal 
school. A second class institution it was intended to be and a second- 
class institution we have allowed it to remain, although when we bor- 
rowed it from Prussia we put it to doing a first-class work. It was 
not intended to teach inferiors here, yet it occupies an inferior posi- 
tion, is outside of the system of higher education, and consequently 
trains for an inferior position." 

All through the body politic we of the United States see 
the result of our worship of German university education 
which two generations ago blinded us to that other thing 
the standardization of humanity — unconsciously incor- 
porated into our systems of business and of education. 


WHEN Robert A Millikan was induced to leave his 
laboratory in Chicago, where he had made his fa- 
mous investigations, and come to California to continue 
here his labors, he said in explanation: "The attraction of 
the West is not ease, but opportunity." 



To watch this great country being occupied by our mod- 
ern, standardized civilization is in itself a fascinating sport, 
full of regret for the natural beauty that is vanishing but 
full of hope for the youthful vigor that is here coming 
into its own. 

Experiments galore are being tried here, and lessons 
learned in older communities are now being applied to the 
building of cities on virgin soil. Underneath the current of 
daily life and the loitering crowd of aimless loafers, one 
who is earnestly doing his own work finds much compan- 
ionship and the beginnings of a concerted plan to bring 
order out of the chaos southern California has inherited 
from a generation of hard-working, vacation-seeking pio- 
neers too tired with their trek across the continent to go 
on pioneering, a generation so satisfied to enjoy California's 
bounteous beauty that it made no effort to plan for pos- 

Youth and vigor developing out of this imposed layer of 
pleasure-seeking tourist settlement are grasping Califor- 
nia's endless opportunities and, trained to the hilt, are solv- 
ing native problems and building better cities, better lives 
and better foundations for democracy. 

City Planning Conference 

THE Sixteenth National Conference on City Planning 
ended April 10th in Southern California, the most suc- 
cessful convention in its history. 

The Conference has proved of great value to the cities 
of the Southland through the subjects discussed and 
through the imposing array of talent represented by the 
leading City Planners of the nation whose constructive 
criticism of local problems and work has been enlightening. 

Edward M. Bassett, the eminent legal authority on zon- 
ing, presided at a series of largely attended sessions on that 
subject. During the week subsequent to the convention, 
Mr. Bassett contributed much locally through consultations 
with the City Attorney's staff and members of the City 
Council and the City Planning Commission. 

George B. Ford, President of the National Conference 
and City Planner of international note, summarized city 
planning accomplishments to date in a way that lent much 
encouragement, especially to the local movement. Mr. 
Ford's complimentary comment on the local work carried 
much weight by reason of the broad scope of his experi- 
ence. Mr. Ford recently brought his personal ability and 
American City Planning into prominence through his being 
commissioned by France to plan the re-construction of the 
devastated French cities. 

John Nolen of Cambridge; M. M. O'Shaughnessey, City 
Engineer of San Francisco ; Frederick L. Olmsted of Brook- 
lyne, Massachusetts; Harland Bartholomew, of St. Louis, 
the latter two now doing consulting work on Los Angeles 
problems, were also among the prominent delegates from 
the East. 

Outstanding in all of the discussions was the newly de- 
veloped work in Regional Planning which, in the Los An- 
geles District, has been carried to such a comprehensive 
degree as to have elicited unanimous approval from visit- 
ing authorities of the East. Especial commendation was 
directed at the comprehensive vision with which the Los 
Angeles Regional Plan is conceived and the rapidity with 
which its provisions are being carried into effect. 

The major portion of the Sessions, held at the Ambas- 
sador Hotel in Los Angeles, terminated with a unique auto- 
mobile tour over one hundred and thirty miles of Metropoli- 
tan Territory, so selected in its routes as to exhibit points 
of especial interest from the standpoint of City and Re- 
gional Planning. The concluding Session was held at Pasa- 
dena where the visiting delegates were guests of that city. 

Hosts to the Conference were, the City of Los Angeles, 
County of Los Angeles, City of Pasadena, City of Long 
Beach, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Los An- 
geles Realty Board. 

G. Gordon Whitnall 

Director, City Planning Commission, Los Ant'cles 

Torch Bearers 

WITH the passing of the first stage in the development 
of the southland of California, there have ended the 
earthly lives of two men so typical of the local phases of 
American enterprise and leadership that a record of their 
ideals is a record of the best that has made this community 
what it is. 

HENRY LAWS, a leader for the ideals of the United 
States in Hawaii when changes inevitable were trans- 
piring there, returned to California and sought this favored 
section of his native land at a time, two decades ago, when 
leisure and pleasure and the enjoyment of wealth were alone 
excuse for existence here. Yet, possessed of all these 
earthly good things, he chose to be something more than a 
mere recipient of nature's bounty. His innate refinement of 
feeling for the best in literature, in art and the mastery of 
earth, made his life a model of what education and culti- 
vation of the deeper things of the spirit mean in the measure 
of what we call success. His training as an engineer opened 
to him doors looking on the mysteries and wonders of sci- 
ence; his inheritance of cultivation of "the things that 
count" gave him the power to reflect into the community in 
which he lived the ideals of America's best traditions. Hav- 
ing realized the sorrow of human life in his lack of physical 
strength, the resources of divine energy became his as he 
drew upon them, and with brotherly spirit he gave of his 
splendid power of organization and finance to his Red Cross 
Chapter during the war and to every worthy enterprise 
that followed it. With that careful precision which marked 
all his acts he and Mrs. Laws devised bequests to educa- 
tional institutions devoted to investigations in pure science 
and thus have in the multitude of young students who will 
attend California Institute of Technology and Eastern col- 
leges — -torch bearers to carry on with enthusiasm and 
interest those investigations in pure science which so fas- 
cinated and interested the donor during his long life on 
earth. Truly it may be said of such a life that it is rounded 
out in fullness and is a proof of the fullness of the life 
to come. 

CHARLES D. DAGGETT is a name so vitally connected 
with the making of southern California that it shows 
the other half of this tourist town of Pasadena to perfec- 
tion. A pioneer in the settlement of this community he 
was in the front rank of every enterprise for its forward 
development. Here he made his home in ideal surround- 
ings out of ideals and verities of life. Mrs. Daggett, talented 
and brilliant, drew around her instinctively the best in social 
elements and molded them into a code recorded in her writ- 
ings and held in trust by all who live here. Standing always 
for the right way of life, Mr. Daggett's journey through 
this interesting world was full of achievement. Monumen- 
tal things like the Colorado street bridge speak of his ener- 
getic devotion and keen judgment of men, and how to make 
them do things in unison. 

A full quiver of children, and grand children carry his 
talents and ideals down the years, — in maintenance of the 
social code; in the fine art of sculpture; in "Uncle John" 
Daggett's wide influence broadcasting these ideals — from 
the Times Radio station ; and to generations to come through 
grandsons, well sired and soundly educated. Life is full of 
opportunity. Death is but the open door into greater things 
we hope to do. 

AS WE go to press there comes word of the passing of 
Bertram Goodhue, bearer of the torch of architecture, 
even to this distant state where he was building the public 
library of Los Angeles, the new buildings of the California 
Institute at Pasadena, and the tower of his exquisite little 
church, St. James at South Pasadena. Today, April 28, 
there is being dedicated in Washington, D. C, the beautiful 
building he designed for the National Academy of Sciences 
and National Research Council ! A prince has fallen in his 
prime. He leaves great things to posterity, and looks to his 
comrades to pick up the torch of leadership and carry it on. 








Photograph, liy ALBERT HILLER 



"Skeeter" Leonard, up 

1 Mi. in 50 Seconds 13 to 1 

THUS read the triumphal banner with 
which Mr. Robert Leonard led the grand 
inarch of the Costume Gymkhana at the Flint- 
ridge Riding Club last month, and which, with 
the realistic jockey togs and elose-to-the-horse 
posture of Mrs. Leonard won the first prize 
of the show. 

Originality is the essence of this delightful 
club and when a costume gymkhana was pro- 
posed every member was immediately for it. 
Why not, it may not have been done before, 
probably never has been, which endeared it at 
once to their souls, each and every one believ- 
ing in leadership and having small patience 
with those who only iollow. 

As the first gymkhanas were held in India, 
or thereabouts, it was natural to expect a few 
Sheiks and possibly a harem lady or two but 
the screen has made Sheiks entirely too ordi- 
nary, so the only thing that savored of the 
flowing robes of an Arab Chief was the float- 




ing linen duster of "Wild Bill Hickox" and 
the long untamed locks of the same gentle- 
man, — impersonated by Ormsby Phillips. 

The most potent touch of the mysterious 
East was imparted by the coolie costume of 
Reginald Johnson, whose Oriental impersona- 
tion was so successful that even his own horse 
wore an air of puzzled wonderment. 

Back to the West we came with a dash as 
the weird and always uncanny war whoop of 
the Indian Brave was borne down the wind 
but a close-up took away the fear as we could 
all wish to be near relations to such early 
Americans as presented by Roy Bayly and 
Miss Seeley, the fair Indian Maid. Their 
horses seemed to love the impersonations and 
to revel in the lack of a saddle and the wile! 
little sorties here and there. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Frost brought the note 
of another early day, when the horse was 
really supreme and when the hunt was a part 
of the week's sport. Their costumes were his- 
torically correct and were worn by their an- 
cestors more than a hundred years ago. The 
long skirted habit, the lovely plumed hat could 
scarcely have framed a more beautiful face in 
any age, while the top hat, bright red coat 
and white breeches were as becoming to Mr. 
Frost as to any lord of the manor. 

One immediately thought of Paris when 
the William Carey Marbles appeared, there 
was such a crispness, such a vivid daintiness 
in their Pierrots. The whole thing was so 
finished even to the provision of a hat for each 
horse and their adornment in frilled tarleton 
neck pieces and anklets in red and white. 

Mr. Barnum would have vowed himself 
mighty lucky to have secured the gay and 
gaudy clowns who did the stirrup riding and 
saddle vaulting, and any one of us would be 
willing to follow in his footsteps could we be 



assured of such irresistible mirth provokers 
as Mrs. C. Rankin Barnes and her cousin, Miss 
Caroline Banks. 

From the wide North came the far famed 
Mounted Police and lived up to their reputation 
for marvelous horsemanship. 

Hailed from all sides came the acclaimed 
"Monty" to later become an embodied comic 
strip and was lost in the make up he assumed. 

Mr. Thaddeus Lowe was the impartial judge 
on this occasion, though it has been said that 
his unaccustomed heavy beard biased him in 
his awards. However, he would have been 
glad to give prizes to all the ladies only the 
committee limited him in the supply, and he 
concluded the records the Leonards had already 
chalked up of one mile in fifty seconds en- 
titled that family to all the prizes there were. 

This particular occasion was arranged sole- 
ly for the pleasure and amusement of the 
members of an exclusive riding club, who are 
not trying to teach lessons or establish cus- 
toms but who happen to have about the best 
times at their functions of any group in the 
southland. However, they do teach a lesson 
and that is that California has not entirely lost 
the old fiesta spirit and will not so long as 
there are groups of people who continue to 
find pleasure and sport in assuming costumes 
and entering into a game among themselves. 

It has been a long, long time since the last 
real Fiesta in Los Angeles; the loss of that 
gay carnival is the price we pay for a growing 
commercial city. It takes something of the 
old South, and of Southern lands to really 
produce an outdoor carnival that rings true. 
The Mardi Gras still continues in New Or- 
leans, and in Buenos Aires the annual Carni- 
val has just closed, of which a friend writes, 
"The decorations were very gorgeous, much 
finer than anything I have seen before. The 
Avenida, as I may have told you, is just a 
mile from Congress at one end to the White 
House (Casa Rosada) at the other and there 
were millions of lights, — they went more to 
variety in color than ever before; the central 



yellow lights. The posters were rather more 
interesting this year also, and the Gorso 
seemed to have a move distinguished looking 
crowd than I have seen before. In order to 
mask one must have a police permit, so the 
majority of persons in fancy dress are un- 
masked, but they enjoy it all just as well." 


lamp posts with the big round white lights 
served as a base for enormous butterflies, the 
big white light being the body. They were 
really lovely and all colors, green, red, blue 
and lovely golden yellow. Practically all 
buildings were outlined in white lights, — but 
the Prensa, a very handsome building at one 
end of the street next the plaza in front of 
Casa Rosada, was like a wonderful Christmas 
decoration with vivid red, blue, green and 

Tragic as it seems, and is, Los Angeles is 
no longer a real California city, she bears 
small trace of her early ancestry, and is surely 
and not so slowly becoming commonplace and 
uninteresting. Commercially she is forging to 
the front but in the unusual customs, in the 
little things which once differentiated her from 
all others there is not a trace. Soon it will 
be only one more large city, and that same 
banality will be said of her, "nothing of in- 

terest, just a city, when you have seen one 
you have seen them all." 

My recollections don'c go back to the early 
Spanish days but it does encompass one Fiesta 
when the afternoon and evening were given to 
frivolity and frolic, when floats were covered 
with flowers and fruits, beautiful Spanish girls 
posing in the tableaus, and the old and mighty 
Dragon of Chinatown, much more impressive 
than any seen now came out of his lair and 
wirthed and twisted down the street. There 
were greetings and salutations from all sides, 
the constant laughter of youth, and a gay re- 
joicing in the air, — because it was pleasant on 
the cheek, not for its tourist drawing possibil- 
ities. Flowers flaunted their loveliness in 
great arms full and if the Mexican girls 
fringed the crowds in vivid shades of red, 
greens and yellows it was not discordant but 
added to the scene. The floats may have been 
a trifle primitive but that was unnoticed in the 
sheer beauty of the massing of the flowers and 
the prodigal use of fruits. 

Of course, we say with a s ; gh, the new- 
comers would never go back to those days, 
nor would the real estate men, or the Movie 
Magnates, but if wishes could move moun- 
tains, or miracles of that kind, Los Angeles 
should be the one Peter Pan city and never 
grow up. 


A red moo/I high in the sky, and the air 
Spieed with the tang of fennel; 

Restless horses astir in the stalls, 

And the fox hounds' whine in the kennel — 

There's a hunting horn swinging against the 

With the dust of the years encrusted ; 
There are hoots and crop and roweled spurs. 
And the spurs are dull and rusted. 

The horses are gone, and the dogs are gone; 

And the kennel gates hang idle. 
The empty stable holds useless gear — 

Dog whips, saddle and bridle. 

Yet never a red moon high in sky 
Slopes over me beckoning, gliding, 
But my heart goes out with the vanquished 

And the huntsmen riding . . riding . . 

— C. T. Davis in Arkansas Gazette. 


C A LI I <> R N I A S I T II L .1 N /) 





Jess Stanton, President 
Sumner Spaulding, Vice-President 
J. C. Simms, Secretary 
Paul Penland, Treasurer 


THE joint meeting of the Architectural 
Club and the Architectural Society of the 
University of Southern California, held at the 
University, was attended by about one hun- 
dred and fifty club members and students. 
Pierpont Davis, Harwood Hewitt and Carleton 
Monroe Winslow entertained with arguments, 
anecdotes and architectural cigarette smoking, 
much to the enjoyment of every one present. 
The topics discussed ranged from "The Psy- 
chological Relat'on of the Client to the Archi- 
tect" to "How I dislike the nasty poinsettia — 
God made them, but 1 can design a better 
house." Needless to say, the latter argument 
had a lot of milk to it. 

Rodney McClelland, President of the Univer- 
sity Architectural Society, is indeed a fine 
presiding officer, and conducted the meeting 
in a very graceful manner. Professor Weath- 
erhead announced the awards of honors on the 
recent competitions. Then followed a splendid 
moving picture on the manufacture of paint, 
given through the courtesy of W. P. Fuller & 

The Architectural Club certainly congratu- 
lates the University of Southern California on 
its faculty and student body in architecture. 
Professor Sumner Spaulding, with the able as- 
sistance of Messrs. Baldwin, Carpenter. Har- 
mon and Parkinson is developing a real school 
of California Architecture. All of the visiting 
club members felt that the work the students 
are doing in des'gn is simply astounding, and 
particularly so considering the few years the 
department has been receiving serious atten- 
tion by the University. 

Frank Tolles Chamberlin, Prix-de-Rome 
Painter; Norman M. Kennedy, Mural Painter 
and architectural ronderer; and Herman 
Sachs, Mural Painter, were the guests of the 


Under the auspices of the Architectural 
Club of Los Angeles, the Taft Land and De- 
velopment Company are holding the first local 
competition for the design of a hillside home. 
The Company is, of course, particularly inter- 
ested in stimulating interest in the better de- 
signing of homes in its own hillside tract, 
known as "Hollywood Knolls," but the compe- 
tition will be of immense value to the entire 
community. Three thousand dollars in prizes 
are to be given, and doubtless many of the 
designs submitted will be built. As the pro- 
gram for the competition has already been dis- 
tributed to club members, we will not reprint 
it in the bulletin, but shall, however, give the 
jury awards in the next issue. 

The Taft Land and Development Company 
should certainly be congratulated not only on 
the very efficient way in which their competi- 
tion is being held, but upon an unusually well 
written program. The average home competi- 
tion fails primarily in that it provides no way 
of using the ideas submitted. The Taft Com- 
petition, however, encourages the employment 
of architects, advertises good architecture, and 
opens the way towards the actual construction 
of the premiated designs. 


To meet a specific phase of this most trying 
small house problem — the design of the house 
costing less than five thousand dollars — there 
was organized last month by several members 
of the Club, the "Small House Plan Guild of 
California." The Guild will function through 
the joint mediums of an art jury, and about 
thirty contributing architects who are inter- 
ested in the design of small houses. It will 
sell plans, specifications, and quantity surveys 
at twenty-five dollars a set for houses designed 
by its contributing architects, and approved 

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by its art jury. All working drawings, speci- 
fications and presentation drawings will be 
accomplished by the production department of 
the Guild, subject, of course, to the criticism 
and approval of the art jury and the particular 
contributing architect concerned. From the 
contributing architects will be required simply 
rough, free-hand sketches of the "parti" and 
the details — work which a clever designer will 
accomplish in less than eight hours. Every- 
thing else — presentation sketches included — 
will be the work of the Guild Production De- 
partment. Optional service in the form of 
architectural supervision will be offered at 
one hundred dollars for each building opera- 
tion. The Guild will furn'sh advice on the 
business side of building, contract forms, and 
complete quantity surveys with each set of 
plans. It plans to produce two hundred sets 
of plans during the first year, and has already 
made rapid strides in its preliminary organiza- 
tion work, including the development of an 
extremely efficient sale-! plan. For the present, 
Guild plans will be sold by the Small House 
Plan Service in the Metropolitan Exhibit of 
Building Materials, where are also sold the 
plans of the Club's Small House Service. As 
the Club's service has practically no plans for 
houses costing less than Five thousand dollars, 
there will be no conflict in the business of the 
two organizations. In the next bulletin will 
be published a complete outline of the Guild's 



As Mr. Edwin Bergstrom /ins said in hi* 
address before the Architectural Club, "Soci- 
ety will always pay adequately for services 
rendered to it if those services be what it 

Much of this valuable address applies as 
well to business other than architecture and 
may well be committed to memory by young 
managers now tukiug up the business of Los 

Fifth: The supervision of the job. Super- 
vision should be distinctly differentiated from 
superintendence; the one denoting occasional, 
the other continuous, inspection. A most com- 
mon request of the architect is that he elim- 
inate the furnishing of supervision and sup- 
erintendence from his service; so common has 
this become that supervision is the hardest 
part of the architect's service to sell, in spite 
of its importance to the owner. This is pri- 
marily because this portion of the architect's 
service has bee'n so poorly rendered that he 
has not impressed upon the public the import- 
ance or necessity of it. Correct inspection 
should be as carefully subdivided in its func- 
tions as is production and an architect should 
no more expect an inspector to know all trades 
and materials than he would expect a drafts- 
man to know all of the engineering sciences. 
Every trade during construction should be 
supervised by one who is expert in that par- 

Donald Wilkinson 
Walter S. Davis 
Clifford A. Truesdell, Jr. 

tieular trade; the concrete, the masonry, the 
steel, the plumbing, the mechanical equipment, 
the electrical equipment, the mill work, the 
painting, the elevators, each of them should 
be just as carefully supervised by experts dur- 
ing erection as they are considered by experts 
during design. Only by such close, careful 
and expert supervision of the trades can the 
architect insure to the owner that the value of 
money which the architect has obligated the 
owner to spend for "these things is being re- 
turned to him in substantial performance. 
The organization of this department and its 
proper management is a crying need in most 
architect's offices. Segregation of contracts 
entails additional organization in this depart- 
ment and requires very efficient executive 
ability in the managing. 

Sixth: The administration of the job. 
This department is one of many functions. 
Bookkeeping, record and cost keeping, the keep- 
ing of progress, test and other reports, sten- 
ography, typewriting, books, photographs, 
clippings, magazines, samples, blue printing, 
catalogues, correspondence, the correct ac- 
curate filing of each are but a few of the mul- 
titudinous subdivisions of this department. 
Clerks of the work belong to this department. 
File clerks are more important to the efficient 
management of this department than is com- 
monly understood. Books should be specially 
devised for architectural accounting and reg- 
ularly audited. The telephone operator and 
counter clerk should be made important posi- 
tions, the office contacts with the public at these 
two points. On this department rests the bur- 
den of accurate accounting and recording of 
all phases of the building operations and the 
rendering of these reports regularly and on 
time to those who analyze the reports; on it 
rests the coordination of all reports and rec- 
ords and the follow-up of all activities; on it 
rests the duty of cost-keeping and no division 
of the architect's busine ss is probably as little 
understood as is the making of accurate costs 
of the different subdivisions of his practice 
and of the building operations. It is impos- 
sible within the limits of this paper to go into 
the ramifications of this very important admin- 
istrative department to consider the many 
printed forms and documents that become an 
integral part of its functioning, interesting as 
this discussion would be. Nor is there oppor- 
tunity to consider the analysis of these re- 
ports and records and the conclusions to be 
derived from them; these important func- 
tions of office management are too involved to 
be considered in this general review of archi- 
tectural organization. 

This is only a most general view of the de- 
partments and activities involved in general 
architectural practice made to suggest the 
needs of organization and to indicate the func- 
tions that must be considered in any system of 
organization that might be evolved: architects 
who specialize in any subject will have many 
other departmental suggestions. Many of the 
departments justify complete studies of pro- 
cedure such as cannot be attempted in this 
paper. The purposes of this paper will be 
accomplished if the indications of organization 
which I have sketched will suggest to you that 
you go further into the subject, that you ex- 
amine your management, that you analyze the 
service you are giving to ascertain if it can be 
improved, that you think whether or not you 
have your own efforts organized to nroduce 
without waste, that you examine whether you 
are giving decisions promptly and above all, 
that you examine yourself with all honestv 
as to whether you are giving service of such 
quality as will fulfill the primary obligation 
you assumed when you accepted the work from 
the owner. If you are not do so regardless of 
its present cost to you. Not to do so spells 

(To Be Continued) 




A /M T"A D "Ad'A 

carvings used on three floors of the 
patio; twenty marble columns with 
Arabesque capitols, several corbel 
brackets supporting the ceiling beams, 
massive carved doors, seven inches 
through some of them, and iron 
studded. The original fountain in the 
patio was brought and all the floor 
tiles of one room were secured. These 
tiles are true examples of Arabesque 

Some portion of the valuable collec- 
tion has already passed through the 
Customs House here; the rest is in 
New York awaiting shipment. What 

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to be seen 




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disposition will be made of the archi- 
tectural treasures has not been de- 
termined. It should really be set up 
again intact as it was originally as 
all the scale floor plans accompany 
the parts. The result would be an 
interesting building, most helpful to 
any one appreciative of period archi- 
tectural design and certain to be ad- 
mired by the layman interested in 
art in general. 

This Plan with its legal signatures — 
(left) is i)i the hands of Cannell 
and Chaffin. 


AT the exhibition of paintings 
and sculpture by local artists 
at the Museum of History, Science 
and Art in Exposition Park, Los 
Angeles, general and favorable com- 
ment was heard from those who saw 
the bronze statue entitled "The 
Vine" just received from New York 
and placed in the main exhibition 
hall. This remarkable piece of 
sculpture by Harriet Frishmuth was 
recently awarded the Julia A. Shaw 
Memorial Prize for the most meri- 
torious work by an American 
woman. The Allied Architects As- 
sociation of Los Angeles purchased 
it in New York for a local garden. 

The perfect balance and charm of 
the figure has been effectively re- 
produced by Mr. Norman M. Ken- 
nedy, mural painter, on our cover. 




THIRTY -FIVE per cent of the builders of 
.small homes pay for some part and some- 
times for all of the cost of their homes twice! 

A dishonest contractor may collect some or 
all of his contract price from the owner, de- 
camp — and the owner must then pay all bills 
not paid by the contractor or give up his home. 
An ignorant or irresponsible contractor may 
take a contract too low, and having no funds 
to fall back upon, leave the innocent home- 
owner "holding the sack." Or an argument 
may arise and the contractor will throw up the 
job" after getting enough to pay some of his 
bills. These are but a few of the cases. Re- 
garding the rest that cause the thirty-five per 
cent — ask any lawyer who specializes in lien 
law cases. 

No home-builder ever saves an architect's 
fee, and the builder that offers to save the 
architect's fee for an owner will, in nine cases 
out of ten, be the very man to take twice that 
amount in unfair profits — before the job is 
built, to say nothing of frequently botching 
up the job. Saving the architect's fee by al- 
lowing the builder to get out his own plans 
and specifications is just like going to the 
lawyer retained by a man whom you yourself 
are suing, and asking him to also represent 
you. Add to this the fact that the average 
builder knows nothing and often cares less 
about architecture as a fine art. 

How is the builder ot a small home going 
to avoid paying the same bill twice? By hir- 
ing an honest nad capable General Contractor, 
of course. The Associated General Contract- 
ors of America stand for honest building, but 
unfortunately, but a small percentage of the 
Small House Contractors belong to their or- 
ganization. And while doubtless there are 
also hundreds of honest contractors who do 
not belong, how will the prospective builder 
know this before building? 

Architectural Supervision is the only insur- 
ance for the home-builder. It is based on a 
bona fide architectural set of plans. To get 
such a set of plans, go to an architect. If you 
can't afford to go to an architect, go to the 
Small House Plan Guild of California in the 
Metropolitan Building, Los Angeles. 

The Guild sells plans for houses costing less 
than $5,000.00 contributed by certified archi- 
tects, and approved by an art jury consisting 
of three prominent architects, for $25.00. Ac- 
companying these plans are quantity surveys, 
i. e., lists of all materials used on the job. 
Bids have been received on all labor and mate- 
rial on "Guild" houses, which practically con- 
stitute a cost guarantee. As an optional serv- 
ice, the "Guild" offers for one hundred dollars, 
architectural supervision consisting of fifteen 
inspection trips paid to the job during its con- 
struction — a positive guarantee that "Guild" 
plans and specifications are being enforced. 
Further information concerning the "Guild" 
may be had from the Editor of the Southland. 


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presents obstacles which seem almost in- 
surmountable. However, an understanding of 
the peculiar climatic and soil conditions pre- 
valent in California, and the principles of 
lawn-making involved, will help to solve the 
problems that arise. 

It is usually easier to produce a good lawn 
in the country than in the large city, because 
of the scarcity of good soil in the latter. A 
good garden loam is the best kind of soil, 
but all too rare. The soil usually encountered 
are either of a clay or of an adobe character. 
These present a rather poor medium in which 
to sow grass seed. Straw manure added to 
the surface in the fall and turned under in 
spring is very beneficial. Other materials 
which will tend to lighten stiff soils are: 
coarse sand, wood ashes, ground limestone, 
lime which is not too caustic, ordinary straw, 
vitamite (bacterial culture). A covering of 
several inches of good loam over stiff soil will 
also furnish the proper seed-medium, but care 
must be taken that soil is loose beneath, so 
that there is a union between the two kinds of 

In excavating for a house the mistake is fre- 
quently made of dumping the top soil together 
with the poor sub-soil. The top soil should 
be carefully removed and placed in a separate 
pile. The sub-soil can be used as fill, but needs 
to be weathered for at least a year before be- 
ing used as a medium for sowing grass seed. 

The ground should be carefully graded, pre- 
serving a gradual slope from the house to the 
street. Where the house is on a considerable 
elevation above the street the ground should 
be terraced (combination of level area with 
slope). A slightly convex surface is prefer- 
able as a rule to a concave surface. On small 
areas the grading should be on one or two 
planes, but on large areas, slightly undula- 
ting or rolling contours give the best effect. 
All sticks, rubbish, large stones, and excess 
plaster and cement should be removed. The 
soil should be carefully worked, breaking up 
all clods and hard places. 

It is very essential that there be consider- 
able moisture in the soil before sowing seed. 
The ground should be thoroughly soaked and 
permitted to dry out for a few days, then cul- 
tivated. If the soil lacks fertility rotted man- 
ure, blood meal, bone meal, sheep manure, or 
some of the more highly concentrated fertil- 
izers (in sparing quantities), should be added. 
After preparing the soil for sowing seed it is 
usually best to wait from 10 to 14 days to per- 
mit weed seeds to germinate and save weeding 
later on. 

After the soil has been properly graded and 
well-raked it should be compacted with boards, 
by treading with the feet (large feet are in 
order here), or better still with a roller. The 
soil is frequently rolled by gardeners after 
seed is sown, but I have found that rolling a 
second time compacts the soil too much, un- 
less the soil is naturally light in character. 

Seed should be sown on a quiet morning, the 
earlier the better, so as to secure an even dis- 
tribution. Sow with a rotary motion of the 
arms. Practice scattering sand or sawdust 
before attempting to sow grass seed. Rake 
in lightly, with a lifting motion of the arm. 
Cover soil with a thin mulch of old, rotted 
manure, short straw, grass clippings, sawdust, 
fine shavings, rice hulls.or anything which will 
shade the ground. 


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mention of his name I close my eyes. I am 
back in my Pennsylvania orchard; the trees 
are all pink and white and bits of new-leaf- 
green; there is the humming of bees, and, 
moving in and out and around the Yellow 
Warbler weaves blossoms and fragrance and 
color and song into the fabric of May. In Cal- 
ifornia he loves especially the willow ways. Put 
a black cap on him and touch up his forehead 
with orange and he becomes the Pilliolated 
Warbler. A path lured me from one of our 
main streets into an old garden. Two sisters 
had planted and loved and labored there. Death 
having taken one sister, the other could not 
remain in her garden alone. The blinds were 
drawn — how lonesome the house looked! The 
vines pressed close, the roses bloomed before 
its windows — all was silent. It was a paradise 
for birds, but even they seemed to be listening 
for the returning footsteps. The lilacs had 
grown tall; the syringa was white and mingled 
its perfume with May roses and rosemary; a 
faucet dripped, that the birds might drink and 
bathe; a Hermit Thrush came out of the shad- 
ow, paused in the sunjit path long enough to 
fleck his wings and blink his eye and was lost 
again in the thicket where I could hear him 

I sat down on the weather-worn steps, lost 
in revery. An apple tree, half dead, was 
making an effort to bloom. The Warblers had 
found it. It was my first sight of the Pillio- 
lated this year and the Black-throated Gray — 
how one thrills at the sight of them! The 
Trail Fly-catcher sat on a low shrub, looking 
so innocent and dreamy when — snap! — one fly 
less. A butterfly had heen sunning himself on 
a yellow jasmine — the little Trailer picked 
him up — a winged victory. The Pilliolated 
would leave and return, making golden circles 
and zigzags dazzling in the sunlight. 

If the exquisite Warblers are hard to dis- 
tinguish the Vireos are more so. They seem 
to be just woodsy green with a white eye-ring 
or a white wing bar, and are never still in 
their ceaseless search among the leaves, most- 
ly in high trees. There is a certain musical 
rhythm in their movements, and the song is 
repeated at regular intervals. What did I 
hear? I crossed by iris and lavender and 
daphne, tiptoing my way to the other side of 
the garden. That song, deliberate, content 
and liquid as any rivulet was unmistakable. 
What his California name is I do not know, 
but I closed my eyes again and I was back in 
my Pennsylvania garden, in the edge of the 
woods, and the red-eyed Vireo was singing 
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was helped along with broad general sketch suggestions made by mem- 
bers of the Jury, showing him how to better his room proportions, and 
arrange his roof. He was sent away more than once, until finally he 
appeared from somewhere with drawings that were acceptable. Now 
everybody is happy over the result. 

Another one of the early drawings that appeared was by one of the 
best architects in the southwest and was as charming as might be 
expected. Another was practically a facsimile of one of the winning 
designs in a competition held by the Examiner and proved equally ac- 
ceptable. Others came from young and inexperienced architects. 
These it was easy for the men on the Jury to pull together with a 
few strokes of the pencil on a piece of tissue paper laid over the 

The Owners do not appear. They are represented by their agents. 
If they have no architect, then through their contractor. This elimi- 
nates the personal element and the possible opportunity for bad blood. 
It makes it possible for the Jury to be genuinely helpful to the con- 
tractor or to the architect and perhaps save his face, if that at any 
time proves necessary. 

Such sketches made on tissue over the drawings submitted, have 
to date proved helpful and acceptable. The only bad feeling developed 
has been the result of an error in the painting of one house. The 
neighbors objected to the color of the paint and insisted upon a meet- 
ing of the Art Jury on the ground in order to change the color; for 
neither a sign board may be put up nor a statue placed, nor a house 
colored nor a fence built upon the property without the approval of 
the Art Jury. 

As a means of illustrating what is meant by types I, 2 and 3, being 
the Mediterranean and progressively less Mediterranean type of 
architecture defined in the Trust Indenture, a collection has been made 
of several hundred photographs of acceptable buildings. These are on 
file in the office at Redondo, and accessible to any one. They were 
partly accumulated from the offices of various architects in the region 
but more than half of them were made by obtaining the best photog- 
rapher to be found, sending him out with an architect to guide him, 
and photographing, wherever there could be found the type of thing 
already existing in California which would be particularly acceptable 
to the Jury. This collection of photographs constitutes one of the 
best reservoirs of good architectural material, if not the best, existing 
in California today. 

Looking forward the work of the Jury is going to be onerous. The 
practical problem of passing upon hundreds of plans will doubtless 
result in time in splitting the work among the members, and in hav- 
ing a plan appear before the whole Jury only when the individual sug- 
gestion is not taken in good part by the designer or owner. However, 
if the quality of the material suggested to the Jury continues to in- 
crease in value for any length of time, as it has increased from the 
beginning, there will be in proportion to the quantity submitted to 
the Jury a constantly smaller proportion of material needing drastic 



IADIES and Gentlemen: "If we ain't here, where are we?" This 
-i saying my father was wont to give vent to at times when in a 
declarative mood, comes to me now, as I have been hammering away 
at some spoons in my little shop in Magnolia Park, Burbank, Cali- 
foi - nia, and wondering if I could (if I stopped hammering) get some 
of the impressions of a rank Easterner across to you (presuming 
they will be of interest) as one of the first million in Southern 
California. We're here sure enough, and "no fooling" in the much 
advertised and criticised (advertised East — criticised West) land of 
sunshine and sand storms (last not advertised). That's why we're 
here (and <he other 999999 also, I believe) to see if what you talked 
so much about, your wonderful California, was, in fact or fiction. 
That we're still here with money enough to buy gas for the home 
trip, — speaks well for California as you call it. We arrived last fall 
and having been informed we could tent out all winter here — tried it. 
However, it was an "exceptionally" dry fall we were told and after 
weathering half a dozen sand storms and having my radiator frozen 
decided to call it a day and build a house. 

Is some one saying, "put down your hammer?" Well, so I will, 
but want you to know what I have said was without malice and will 
do no harm for western consumption. I mentioned "spoons" before 
and may I say I am a "spoon maker," a silversmith by trade, born 
and brought up in the service of silversmithing, an arts craftsman 
from Boston, Mass. and a great lover of baked beans (as baked in 

I am asked, "What is there new and distinctively California!) that 
all these $50 tourists can do?" First, don't rate a man by the looks 
of his outfit here. It's a long dusty trail across. Second, do be care- 
ful to remember it's YOUR advertising that has brought him here. 

On my trip across I met never a beggar or hold up — heard of only 
one destitute, although there were many sick at heart wishing they 
were home but gritting their teeth and smiling through the dusty 
windshield of a flivver straining their eyes toward the promised land. 

If you're to live up to eastern standards (please forgive the refer- 
ence — but I feel it should wear) "Find 'em jobs," and it don't have 
to be "new or Californian," although I believe I understand the senti- 
ment behind that, too. 

There is nothing new under the sun unless it be new methods and 
I'd say for my answer that if we take for our example our own sunny 
California (note the possessive), we'll win the world to us. First let 
us do our plain every-day level best and smile the while, for when 
California smiles all is forgiven. 

The Jury meets on Wednesday morning each week. In the course 
of time, it may have to meet twice a week. The sessions are usually 
for half a day. Sometimes they carry over for a full day. 

Already the small beginnings of this enterprise have led the owners 
of other large tracts to follow along similar lines. This is now not 
the only Art Jury with similar authority over similar districts in the 
county. Time only will tell, but if legal advice, enthusiasm and genuine 
willingness to provide financially for the continued existence of the 
Jury, are any criterion, the scheme is going to be even more of a 
success here in Los Angeles County than it has already been at various 
points on the Eastern coast. 




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SAN FRANCISCO LETTER (Continued from Page 12) 
at the way the newspapers all speak of the Japanese — they all say 
"Jap." Why? Would we say an Amerk? or an Englisher. Surely 
we objected to being called Yanks, just as the Chinese dislike baing 
called Chinks. Why not be courteous. Nearly everybody says, 
"Jap-ann." Is there no aristocracy of language any more? 

San Francisco is full of parks and squares. Isn't that a nice 
dignified old name? Square! Golden Gate Park is what its name 
signifies — many, many acres, and replete with every form of love- 
liness — lakes, miniature hills, an aviary, a buffalo run, and a paddock 
where fat sheep revel in the lush grass. But it always arouses my 
wrath to see what a small space is given to the bears — those gentle, 
kindly animals that used to roam at will in the forests, and I hate 
a menagerie where wild beasts are confined in small circumscribed 
cubicles after the freedom of the jungle and wild spaces of the earth. 

Living in trees is a popular form of some of the artistic and 
literary colony. Mary Austin started it years ago at Carmel. She 
had a studio literally in a tree top in a secluded and remote spot in 
Carmel. In those early days she was something of a poseur, but she 
was new to the life and was fascinated by it, and for a time was 
eccentric. She came from far away Mono County — where she had 
lived a life of isolation. Her husband was a lawyer, and in a way, 
she was the leading lady of the town, but she longed for a broader 
field. We were among the first to entertain her when she came to 
San Francisco. She was shy and diffident, but vitally alive and 
interesting. She drank in eagerly all that the small, but brilliant 
group offered. Walter Campbell and Mrs. Marriner-Campbell such 
a delightful couple; Alfred Cogswell with his magnificent voice and 
charming manner; Ella Wheeler Wilcox, vibrant with life and love- 
she wouldn't stay when she found the carriage had come, because 
she didn't like to keep the horses standing in the wet, and although 
her carriage had been paid for by her host, she gave the cabby a 
pourboire, to give his horses an extra rub down. Theodore Salmon, 
a wonderful pianist, Herman Whitaker, Professor Keeler and others, 
were all a delight to Mrs. Austin. She joined the colony at Carmel, 
and it was rumored that when the muse moved her she unbound her 
long dark-coloured hair and let it hang while she wrote. Devotees 
ran their hands through it and brushed and admired it. Rumor 
said that Jack London called her a high priestess, and once went 
in the dining room of the hotel on his hands and knees fearing to 
stand upright in her presence. Be that as it may, she has gone far 
in the world of letters, but nothing has ever surpassed her wonderful 
book, "The Land of Little Rain." 

The hand of the iconoclast is abroad in the land and doubtless 
the cemeteries will have to go into the limbo of forgotten things — 
for when you are dead, be it ever so short a time, it seems too long, 
and one is soon forgotten, and the movement to do away with the 
cemeteries is again agitated. Lone Mountain on which stands the cross 
so dear to us all — Laurel Hill, where slept the illustrious dead in 
the sweet garden spot with the wind for their requiem, the magni- 
ficent tombs and mausoleums the stately monuments and sober tomb- 
stones all are engaging the attention of those who have no reverence 
for the past and the dead. It is hoped that no one shall dare to lay 
irreverent hands on the cross on Lone Mountain. It is dear to the 
hearts of all, and is lighted on Easter and other days. 

The composer of the exquisite poem, "The Old Oaken Bucket," dear 
in song and story, Samuel T. Woodworth, once lay in Laurel Hill. 
His mausoleum was a splendid one, but when the agitation for the 
removal of the cemeteries began, his ashes were removed to a crema- 
tory, and the tomb no longer enshrines his earthly tenement. Pil- 
grims, who knew and loved him for the tender beauty of his song, 
wore a path to the hallowed spot, where roses, ivy and greens, 
garlanded his last resting-place. 

Edward Pollock, who was born in 1823 and died in 1858, is buried 
at Laurel Hill. He came here from Philadelphia and wrote for "The 
Pioneer," Ferdinand Ewer's magazine, which, as has been said, was 
the first magazine published here. His poem, "Evening," is a treas- 
ure of Literary California: 

"The air is chill and the hour grows late, 
And the clouds come in through the Golden Gate, 
Phantom fleets they seem to me, 
From a shoreless and unsounded sea, 
Their shadowy spars and misty sails, 

Unshattered have weathered a thousand gales " 

Preparations for the Easter Celebration of the Holy Eucharist 
on Mt. Davidson, San Francisco, are nearing completion. It is a 
comforting and reverent thought that such interest is being taken in 
this prosaic mad hurried world of pleasure. Surely one may pause 
for a brief hour and render homage to the Supreme Being who 
has so bountifully blessed this Golden State of which we are so justly 
proud. Holy Week has been more universally observed, and signs 
were in nearly all of the shops, markets and business places to 
indicate a cessation of mundane things during the three hours of 
agony on the Cross — the Cross, the symbol of all — and which we 
venerate and revere. Once, in passing a Roman Catholic church on 
Van Ness Avenue, I was the interested spectator of a group of 
youths in baseball regalia — "Rough necks" they called themselves. 
They were singing, laughing and jesting and sparring, but as they 
neared and passed the church every cap came off and stayed off until 
well past it, and their rough talk and loud laughter was stilled. One 
loves to see such reverence, and one loves to see a man lift his hat 
as he passes a funeral cortege or cemetery. A man I know never 
fails to doff his hat when he passes a hearse, or a cemetery. In 
Ireland, where a coffin is usually carried on the shoulders of men, 
the passerby turns and walks a little way with the procession. It is 
beautiful to think that all reverence and respect is not dead. 

The funeral of the Reverend Joseph McQuaid, priest, soldier and 
saint, was an impressive one. Van Ness Avenue was lined with men 
from different organizations — Boy Scouts, Knights of Columbus, 
firemen, Spanish War Veterans, our own men of the World War, 
Grand Army men, and those who wore the grey uniform of the Con- 
federacy, the last two pitifully small in number, all stood hours 
waiting to pay him homage. Flags, draped in crepe, the different 

insignias of orders, and flags of the Spanish War, heightened the 
effect. The service within the church was a long one, with splendid 
music, but finally the great bell tolled, the military band whose 
members had been standing for two hours in front of the edifice, 
broke the solemn hush that fell on the waiting crowds with the tender 
solemn strains of "Nearer My God to Thee." Down the broad marble 
steps came the Crucifer, the Cross held high; followed the acolytes, 
their purple and red cassocks and white cottas lending more color, 
the white-robed priests with here and there the distinctive garb of 
an order — the brown robe, or the black cassock, lined on either side 
of the steps, and finally the coffin, flag-draped, borne by stalwart 
soldiers from the Presidio. General Morton, who is stationed at Fort 
Mason, representatives from the Navy, the Acting Mayor, members 
of the Bar and men from all ranks of life and representing all 
creeds, were in the procession which reached from Geary and Van 
Ness Avenue to the Civic Center, with army bands playing the 
Dead March and bystanders and watchers removing their hats to 
the flag — the glorious flag of our country, — and respectfully lifting 
hats as the hearse went by, made an imposing spectacle. 

Once at Pine and Grant Avenue, the outer edge of Chinatown, I 
saw a Chinese funeral. Evidently that of a man, as the sorrowing 
widow, clothed in white from head to feet — a long white scarf or 
hood completely covering her head, walking behind, two elderly 
Chinese women on either side of her. When the summit of the hill 
was reached the band, halted and there where Occident and Orient 
meet poured forth the strains of that good old orthodox hymn, 
"Nearer My God to Thee." Priest and Pagan — that hymn touches a 
responsive chord in all. "E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me." 


Hampton Institute, Virgin in 


I -have loved cypresses, wind rocked and rhythmical, 
Slender and clear cut 'neath magical sunsets 
Casting their shadows o'er lawns and terraces 
Over white peacocks strutting beneath them. 

I have loved cypresses, wind swept and beautiful. 
Gaunt, asymmetrical , dashed with the seaspray, 
Rough ledges under them, sea gulls' cries over them. 
The ocean beyond them in old Monterey. 





Sfl You're Going to Paris 

Clara B. Laughlin 

I Houghton Mifflin Co.) 

If you're going to Paris, ypu simply cannot 
afford to go without this book; neither can you 
afford to be without it if you're not going to 
Paris. For the chances are that upon reading it you will determine 
to go there anyway, by fair means or foul; and in the end you will 
get there, probably with "So You're Going to Paris" tightly tucked 
under one arm. 

Paris is peopled with ghosts, swarms of them everywhere. Touched 
by Miss Laughlin's magic wand, they live once more and react before 
our enthralled vision those scenes of which they were formerly a liv- 
ing, breathing part. How -human they were and how frail, but how 
they lived! They drained the cup of life till every drop was gone. 
By means of her blandishing arts Miss Laughlin can bring the very 
stones of Paris to life and make them tell us about those human 
dramas they have witnessed during all these centuries. 

In the midst of this exciting romance of the past, Miss Laughlin 
also gives heed to the pressing necessities and pleasures of the present. 
She gives wise advice on many subjects, shops, theatres, galleries, 
railroad stations, and food. Under her tuition, no one need find him- 
self in a restaurant with a pocketbook ill adapted to its demands. This 
charming volume claims to be merely a supplement and not a substi- 
tute for a guide book; but most of us if allowed to choose would prefer 
it to other help. We feel that knowing Miss Laughlin in Paris would 
be a joy, and for this opportunity of knowing her by proxy, we thank 
her and her publishers. 

Sea nni Sardinia, We read often about the still untrodden ways 

f^konuu Stiher)*"' ' n Europe. They are becoming rare in our 

advancing age. Sardinia is one of them, and 
perhaps to this fact, Mr. Lawrence's book owes some of its peculiar 
charm. Much however, we must confess, is due to his clever choice of 
words, picturesque and so full of color and sound that they convey tD 
us instantly the poetry of his surroundings. Indeed many of the n are 
creations of his own; thus giving the purists a chance to criticize. 
Were it not for this peculiarity, Mr. Lawrence's style would be monot- 
onous, as he has a passion for detail. His intense interest in human 
psychology, is reflected in his analysis of every type he meets. In pas- 
sing, we wish to commend the good taste exhibited in the production 
of this bo: k with its plain jacket free from advertising matter. The 
pictures in color by Jan Juta are curious and intensely modern. 

Courtesy of the S. F . Daily He. aid. 



Gilbert K. Cluturto* He must needs be a courageous man who 

by Patrick Braybrooke undertakes the delineation of the great 

(J. R. Liptmcott and Company) among his contemporaries. In choosing 
one of the most brilliant lights of modern literature for his study, 
Mr. Braybrooke faces the difficulty of interpretating a master of 
paradox, yet has the sure knowledge of that master's sublime and 
simple sincerity to ease his task. And none are there who, being 
either the champions or opponents of Mr. Chesterton's convictions, 
can doubt his sincerity or question his charity, nor deny that he 
never, as his biographer admits, allows either quality to conflict with 
his conception of the truth. In his efforts towards an impartial 
review of his subject, the author is now the defender and now the 
contestant, but his honesty of purpose, clearly and ably expressed, 
is always evident. There are not a few of Mr. Chesterton's beliefs 
that his reviewer does not share, and the latter's criticisms do not 
always seem to partake of the same deep comprehension with which 
the former writer invests his views. Dealing with such subjects as, 
for instance, religion and divorce, Mr. Braybrooke appears rather 
to mistake the principle, and therefore to confuse the issue; not 
improbably because while he limits his considerations to the material, 
Mr. Chesterton invariably incorporates the material in the spiritual 
aspect, which admits of no compromise where the ethical essential 
is involved. As a whole, however, this book is an interesting and 
even helpful study of "G. K. C," composed of definitive descriptions 
of him in his various literary activities, as essayist, novelist, play- 
wright, poet and historian, and always as the exponent of that pris- 
tine appreciation of the joy and ever-new glad wonder of life. 
Country Folk Truly, "A Pleasant Company," indeed! 

by P. if. DitchfiM. M.J., F.S .l. as thev are well named by the author of 
(E. P. Dutton „,„! c.mpany) this delightful volume, who is well- 

known by his many other charming histories of rustic folk and rural 
life in England. From the squire and the parson, to the shepherd 
and the laborer, with their wives and co-workers, all the chief char- 
acters of English village life are affectionately presented herein, with 
the wide knowledge of the author's long association with them as 

rector of a Berkshire parish. Mr. Ditchfield roams a discursive road, 
and paints many fascinating pictures of these people's predecessors 
in early times, tracing their characteristics and customs through 
many centuries. But it is the flock of his own fold that he makes 
most endearing, as he reveals their staunch uprightness, their artless 
fault, and their almost unfailing co-operation and loyalty towards 
each ether, gentle and simple alike. Even the occasional black sheep 
is meted a quiet censure, not unmixed with kindly humor. Many 
lovely glimpses of their picturesque surroundings and beautiful coun- 
tryside are also given. While, however, the author vividly portrays 
the brighter side of rural life, he does not avoid its more serious 
aspects, but sounds a timely note of warning lest modern civilization 
be deprived of a people who are now greatly straitened, yet who 
have contributed so much to its sustenance and stability. There is 
urgent need that effective methods may yet be found ta ensure to 
these good and useful folk the sympathy and support for which Mr. 
Ditchfield's book so powerfully pleads. 

Solomon m .til in, Glory "I enjoy these things as a spectator," 

*? /v '"{ says the author, touching one of the 

,<.. /. lutna,,,, Sons) many homelv indents f every-day life 

that provide such ample scope for his versatile genius. But he evi- 
dently enjoys them so thoroughly, as not only to convince his readers 
that he must also be an appreciative participator, but also to make 
them feel that they are sharing his various experiences with him. 
With London lodgings and street urchins, the latest superstitions 
and the quaintest books, woman's dress and modern travel, the beg- 
ging profession and nursery rhymes, he is equally familiar, and 
attaches to each subject much originality and humor. Yet, fascinat- 
ing though they may be, it would seem that these and such like things 
are but delusions and snares that tempt him too often from his chief 
interest in the feathered folk of wood and field, and even of the city 
street. Of these pretty creatures he writes with the simple and 
assured charm of the practiced nature lover; several of his best 
essays being devoted to this study. The sure touch of a finished 
writer, and the full expression of a perceptive mind, combine to 
make this book a favorite resource when the song of life seems out 
of tune, and the heart disgruntled with mundane cares. 

Courtesy oi the S. F. Daily Herald. 

ence B. Hyett (D. Appleton & Co.). Though primarily a Christmas 
offering, this dainty little anthology will be acceptable at all times, 
because it is based on the very foundation of the child spirit. The 
contributions of such noted poets as Francis Thompson, Alice Mcy- 
nell, Hilaire Belloc and G. K. Chesterton, make this book a valua'-ie 
possession which will increase in charm and worth as the young 
owner develops in years and taste. 

THIS EARTH OF OURS, by Jean Henri Fame (The Century Co.). 
A useful and instructive book by that master student of nature's 
wonders, presenting in simple yet absorbing style the explanation 
'.f natural phenomena. It is generously suppiied with helpful figures 
and illustrations, and will be found as interesting to the "grown-up" 
as to the child for whom it was originally written. 
INTERESTING NEIGHBORS, by O. P. Jenkins. (P. Blakiston's 
Sons Co.) Excellent nature studies for girls, and boys, including 
stories of birds, plants and flowers, and introducing such fascinating 
creatures as fly-trap plants, silk-worms and winged seeds. The book 
is written in a simple, chatty manner, and is amply illustrated. 


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Pacific Coait Representatives II anted. FAIR OAKS 93 




<By AURELE VERMEULEN, Landscape Architect 

WITHIN the great active army of subdividers of California's 
southland there are some conscientious and capable leaders who 
are earnestly and efficiently assisting in the development of this fine 
new country. Content with a reasonable return from their land in- 
vestments, they appear to derive the greater satisfaction from over- 
coming obstacles in the path of their self-imposed task and determin- 
ation to plan and develop correctly for posterity. They are not plan- 
ning and improving for immediate appearances — merely to sell; yet, 
they know well that the reward from any civic work comes slowly, 
that in instances of 

larger improvements it f 
takes more than a life- 
time for the realization 
and complete maturity 
of their plans. 

These civic workers 
are only a few in num- 
ber, it is true, but their 
activity, efforts and ex- 
amples of community de- 
velopment come at a 
most opportune time: 
when California is rap- 
idly increasing in popu- 
lation, developing its vast 
resources, and becoming 
a leading state of the 
Union ; when the large 
and small communities 
within its boundaries 
commence to realize the 
serious need of planning 
for the future, more cor- 
rectly, consistently and 
conscientiously than in 
in the past. The better 
subdivisions they develop 
have a far-reaching in- 
fluence. The observing 
citizen soon finds out the 
difference between well 
planned and "just to sell" 
improvements; then, not 
satisfied with his own 
better home and immedi- 
ate surroundings he will 
exact the suppression of 
haphazard work, waste 
and politics in the plan- 
ning and direction of all 
civic improvements of the 
community in which he 

Among the leaders of 
these educating subdi- 
viders is Alphonzo E. 
Bell, owner of the Bel- 
Air Estate and other ad- 
joining properties, com- 
prising most of the foot- 
hill lands between Bev- 
erly Hills and the Pa- 
cific Ocean. Well known 
in oil and financial cir- 
cles; a progressive, ec- 
lectic and constructive 

citizen, very active and sufficiently independent to cany out his 
favored plans, Mr. Bell has assumed the task and civic responsibility 
of transforming thousands of acres of land into a valuable residen- 
tial addition to the fast growing city of Los Angeles. His conception 
and determination of what this development should be is well depicted 
in the name he has given to it: Bel- Air. (En effet.) 

Every feature and detail of work in this development has been and 
is carefully planned to obtain the most and the best in convenience, 
art and permanency. The public ways of Bel-Air are planned not 
only to serve best the local needs, but also to fit in a great city plan, 
which we may secure, some day, after the civic awakening of Los 
Angeles, not far distant. In addition to several centers of combined 
business, social and educational character, including stores, churches, 


theaters, libraries, elementary and secondary schools, it is planned to 
have several parks and playgrounds, golf courses, a polo field, tennis 
clubs, etc., briefly, all that is desired and required for residential, 
educational and recreative purposes. All residences, garages and 
other private buildings have their emplacement and disposition pre- 
established in a general plan; each building with its respective lot 
treatment having a definite role in the ensemble layout. There will 
be no unsightly poles, fences and hedges. All plantings will be car- 
ried out according to a determinate plan for local and general effects, 

maintenance of vistas, 
concealment of dependen- 
cies. Provisions have 
been made for carrying 
all the utility systems 
through underground 

As a lover of good 
horses, Mr. Bell has not 
forgotten the needs for 
the comfort and perpet- 
uation of equestrian 
sports. He has provided 
an entire system of bri- 
dle trails, radiating from 
a model equine center, 
well equipped with mod- 
ern stables, paddocks, 
and exhibition and rid- 
ing rings. 

Conscious of and not 
in sympathy with the 
transient tendency of 
this day, Mr. Bell has de- 
cided to develop a com- 
munity, where the once 
great word — home — shall 
have more than the 
abused modern meaning, 
where the newcomers 
shall settle and become 
intimately attached to 
their new homes and sur- 
roundings, thus permit- 
ting and fostering a fac- 
tor of residential stabil- 
ity, an asset to good citi- 
zenship. And, with the 
same object in view, he 
has taken every possible 
precaution for prevent- 
ing local speculation in 

As a gratifying com- 
pliment and encourage- 
ment to this developer, 
the public has fully dem- 
onstrated its apprecia- 
tion for this comprehen- 
sive project, although 
only one unit allotment 
has been improved and 
distributed to date. 

The assured success of 
this residential develop- 
ment is largely due to 
Mr. Bell's discovery of 
the art of landscape architecture, of which he has become a most 
enthusiastic student and advocate. He discovered that landscape 
architecture is a bit more than "pansy planting": a complex technical 
art, not excluding building architecture and engineering; a profes- 
sion for the study, planning and direction of any and all civic and 
residential improvements. With this in mind, and prior to launching 
this project, he made it his duty to visit and study all the good exam- 
ples of landscape architecture in the United States, and upon his 
return entrusted, with his recommendations, the planning and direc- 
tion of this project to the care of a landscape architect. 

At present, this altruistic civic worker is in Europe, for several 
months, to examine the best landscape improvements of the 
old world; anxious that no feature shall be forgotten in his plans. 





Mrs. Hancock Banning, President 

Mrs. Edwards, First Vice President 

Mrs. Robert M. Weed. Second Vice President 


THEY used to say Paris — but now it is 
"Hollywood" — when one wishes to express 
the idea of an exotic and fasc.nating center of 
activity. Hollywood is the city of the unreal 
the Capital of the "Kingdom of Make Believe." 
To this point gravitate the world's most in- 
teresting and brilliant people. 

Right in the midst of this delightful corner 
of the world is a comfortable and friendly old 
house, situated at the corner of two of the 
few quiet streets — St. Andrews and De Long- 
pre Avenue. Over the doorway is a large an- 
nouncement — "Community House of the Assis- 
tance League of Southern California." 

Those identified with this Community House 
— like Dicken'a famous "Cheeryble Brothers," 
are engaged in the cheering up business. The r 
purpose is to take the unconsidered and un- 
wanted things — oft times used or out of style 
garments, or discarded household articles, and 
convert them into desirable objects thereby 
adding a little to the wealth of the community, 
or perhaps alleviating some urgent case of dis- 

Then there is the Film Location Bureau, 
which is one of the busiest department's of 
the Community House. A great variety ol 
beautiful homes, lovely gardens, business 
houses, as well as other points of atmospheric 
charm are listed with the Location Bureau, 
the financial returns in all instances being de- 
voted to Charitable purposes. 

Of course there is another side to this un- 
usual organization — for instance the Gift Shop 
& Woman's Exchange, and the clever Millinery 
Department offer one a wide range in the 
selection of gifts, or an opportunity to satisfy 
the endless desire for something new and dif- 
ferent in spring and summer hats. Confiden- 
tially, there are so many different things on 
hand that to enumerate them would be al- 
most an endless task. But just come yourself 
and look things over — you won't regret the 
time required, and you will be most cordially 

In the event you are tired — or the luncheon 
hour is at hand — there is a wonderful '"Studio 
Tea Room" where luncheon and afternoon tea 
are served daily except Sunday. Here you 
may enjoy delicious home cooked food in an 
atmosphere interesting as it is varied. Manv 
famous figures in the Motion Picture World 


"Service for All — and All for Service" 


take their noonday meal here, and almost al- 
ways there are visitors from far off corners 
of the earth who feel that to see Hollywood 
properly they should at least visit the "Studio 
Tea Room" once during their stay in Holly- 

Be Sure to Visit the Studio Tea 
Room of the Assistance League of 
Southern California 

5604 De Longpre Ave., Hollywood 
HEmpstd 5133 HEmstd 5506 

We specialize in dalicious home cooked 
food. Special luncheon and Afternoon Tea 
served daily except Sunday. 

Luncheon 75c 

(Arrangements for special luncheon parties 
or afternoon Teas may be made by telephon- 
ing to the Community House.) 

Inspiration comes from contact. Members 
of this unique organization find that their 
sensibilities are quickened — their vision wid- 
ened and their capabilities developed through 
the many avenues of usefulness opened by the 
Community House. Everyone has something 
to bestow. It is a pity to permit the love.y 
accomplishments, the rare and delicate beauty 
that hands can achieve, to rust out in idleness 

Mrs. William Gibbs McAdoo, Third Vice Pres. 
Mrs. Erwin P. Werner, Fourth Vice President 
Mrs. E. Avery McCarthy, Fifth Vice Pres. 
Mr. S. W. Jamieson, Secretary and Treasurer 

and futility. In olden days the women 
wrought into exquisite fabrics the dreams that 
could never come true — longings that must be 
stifled and unspoken. Have they lost some- 
thing out of life in the mad rush of today, 
and are they depriving others in this hurry? 

It is unfortunate for the alert brain of a 
woman to be devoted only to care or to pleas- 
ure in personal pursuits when it could be 
turned toward rich inventiveness and thus find 
expression in some department of the Com- 
munity House of the Assistance League of 
Southern California. 



TH E old order changeth. No longer can 
the dame of high degree follow her kind 
impulses and dispense charity to individuals 
who are in need. We are too democratic to 
allow it. We have our Community Chests, our 
Welfare Bureaus, our organized charities. And 
yet hearts are the same, the woman of leisure 
longs for the work in individual giving to those 
around her. Some regret the days when they 
took baskets of food to the poor and found 
themselves welcome and their generous im- 
pulses satisfied. Others cry out in their own 
loneliness for some other hearts to comfort, 
and others still would find joy in giving of 
themselves, their talents and their energies 
toward alleviating some suffering that appeals 
to them for individual assistance. 

Here, in the great generous heart of the 
Assistance League such women, upon whom 
social emptiness has palled, may find a place 
for every kind impulse, every heart-felt de- 
sire to be useful to less fortunate sisters. 
Whatever talent one may possess is here of- 
fered opportunity to devote itself to one or 
more of the varied lines of work by which 
funds are raised or lessons given to "shut-ins" 
and untrained, enabling them to support 

At this time the Membership Committee of 
the Assistance League is particularly active 
and it is their aim to enroll all those inter- 
ested in the activities of the League. Mem- 
bership is limited only by the personal inter- 
est of those who read this page — your name 
should be on the membership roster of the 
League — if it is not — won't you communicate 
with the Community House at once and in- 
dicate the classification of membership you 

Active Membership $ 5.00 per annum 

Subscribing Membership . . . 10.00 per annum 

Emergency Relief Member- 
ship 25.00 per annum 

Patron Membership 100.00 per annum 

(Or more to be paid at any one time.) 



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A store of Quality Merchandise — 
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ish shawls — each a 
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Here is the finest display of 
Oriental objects of art on the 
Pacific Coast — Chinese rugs 
embroideries, jades, crystals, 
carved woods and ivories, lamps, 
bric-a-brac, etc. The unusually 
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THE investment of funds presents a problem to the individual that 
unfortunately is not always solved in the most advantageous way. 
The person with funds would like to place them where they will 
bring in a large return. Very often in following out this desire for 
a high rate of return, investors do not inquire sufficiently to make 
sure that the amount they are placing is well secured of itself. The 
craving for a high return is perhaps a natural one; but it ill behooves 
us to place money for a high rate of income, and not look into the 
security of the principal amount in a thorough manner. 

When investors, whether individuals or an institution, buy a 
certain bond, they are buying and paying for certain qualities inherent 
in that bond just as much as they are when buying a pair of shoes 
or a suit of clothes. No one would think of buying a pair of mountain 
boots if he had no use for them, or of putting money into a fur- 
lined overcoat when a light top coat was the garment that suited the 
conditions. Mountain boots and fur-lined overcoats are articles of 
wear that have their peculiar appeal, and find their best place in the 
hands of those who can use them. 

There are certain qualities that every bond or investment in- 
strument possesses, and these qualities have to be bought and paid 
for, just the same as in any other commodity. The important qual- 
ities in a bond are these: Safety of the principal amount; yield, or 
income from the amount invested, and marketability, or the ease with 
which such an instrument may be turned into cash. The most im- 
portant consideration is, of course, the safety of the amount invested, 
and this element in a bond should on no account be sacrificed to either 
of the other two. Though perhaps it might be more correct to say, 
that safety of principal should not be sacrificed to income, for it 
naturally follows that a bond, the safety of whose principal might be 
questioned, would not have any market at all. In the consideration 
of any particular investment, let the investor's first consideration be 
to make sure that the bond offered is absolutely safe as to principal, 
and then he can turn his attention to the other two elements, namely 
yield and marketability, and decide for himself as to which quality 
best meets with his particular requirements, remembering that both 
of these qualities, in a high degree, can very seldom be combined in 
any one particular bond. Is he one who is retired, and is dependent 
for his living on the amount of return he can get from his invested 
capital? Then he has practically no need to pay for the quality of 
marketability in a bond into which he may desire to place his funds, 
for by so doing away with this quality to a small degree, and not im- 
pairing the safety of his principal in the slightest degree, he can 
thereby get a higher rate of return. 

An investor, of course, should keep a portion of his capital in 
securities that are readily marketable, simply as a precautionary 
measure, in the event that demand should arise for funds to be had 
in a short time. This must not be construed as meaning that invest- 
ment bonds yielding a higher rate of return than bonds of an easily 
marketable nature have no market at all, it simply means that they 
are not as easily marketable, and should be sold on that basis. They 
are investment bonds, in all that the name implies. The principal 
is safe, the most important factor, a very favorable return is to be 
had, and the bond will be paid at par at maturity. The aim of 
every high grade bond house is to sell to clients such bonds as best 
suit their individual needs, and the investing public is gradually be- 
coming educated to the investment of funds from a purely invest- 
ment standpoint. 

As the basis of any business transaction is confidence, it would 
be well for an investor to do his business with bond houses of 
recognized standing only, those who have built up their clientele 
through good times and bad, not expanding too rapidly when business 
was good, or feeling unduly depressed when bonds were not moving 
too rapidly. A house of this character is well founded, and any offer- 
ings that they may make are suitable for the funds that its clients 
have to invest. If the investor will then place his confidence in 
such a house, telling the nature of the funds to be invested, whether 
they desire an investment for income, or one that is easily tu enable, 
the bond house will be in a much better position to serve them, and 
serve them intelligently. 

Bonds for Investment Purposes 


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Designing anil construction of public and private properties. Peren- 
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tures. Colored plans, estimates, submitted. 


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The Long Brassiere Approved 
by Fashion 

The success of a modern gown depends 
upon complete agreement with its bras- 
siere upon the subject of waistlines. 
This Jac-Quette model, with elastic ad- 
justments at the hip, is perfect fitting, 
permits absolute freedom, and affords 
an ideal foundation for the smart 

Pasadena Corset Shop 

HELEN B. FORD, Corsetiere 
ie'nJou 308 E. Colorado St., Pasadena, Cal. 
Jtm~ Fair Oaks 3388 

J. H. Woodworth 
and Son 

Designing and Building 
Telephone Fair Oaks 218 

200 E. Colorado Street 
Pasadena : California 


Leaves Los Angeles, 5th and Los Angeles Sts., daily 9:00 a. m 

Leaves Pasadena, 55 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, daily at 10:00 a. m 

Arrives Top 12 :00 m. 

Leaves Top for Pasadena and Los Angeles 3 :00 p.m 

A Special Bus for the Accommodation of those wishing to take advantage of 

visitors' night at the Solar Observatory will leave Pasadena Fridays at 5 :00 p. m 

Returning Saturdays at „ 8:00 a. m 

Free tickets for Admission to the Observatory must be secured at the Observatory 
Office at 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena 


Round Trip, Good for 30 Days £3.50 

Up 2.50 

Down : 1.50 

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A year-round 
small hotel 
in the 
sunny foothills 
of the 
Santa Clara 

50 miles from 
San Francisco. 


of All Makes 
Sold — Rented — Exchanged 
Expert Repairing 
See the New Corona and Royal 

Anderson Typewriter Co. 

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Music Co. 


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^Across Fairways and Qreens to "Blue Ocean 

I SI ON here a game — on 
close - clipped fairways 
and greens — with the 
ocean, blue as a Man- 
darin skirt, at your feet; the flash 
of silver surf on tawny cliffs and 
gleaming sands paints at each tee 
a new picture for your enjoyment. 

Utterly different — wholly satis- 
fying — Palos Verdes Golf Course, 
open for play about July, brings 
to the New City an unsurpassed 18- 
hole, grass, seaside course of cham- 
pionship length. You may play 
here every day on turf where 
every hole is different and the nat- 
ural hazards challenge your skill. 

Construction of the beautiful 
$60,000. 00 golf clubhouse begins 
within a few weeks. 

It all belongs to you — you who 
choose your home in Palos Verdes. 
A golf course at your door! 

Consider well before you go else- 
where. Famous architects and 
landscape designers are building 
for you an ideal, residential City by 
the Sea. With its winding avenues, 
splendid sites and wise restrictions 
you may at moderate prices ( $2000 
to $6000 and up) choose in Palos 
Verdes a place to live where there 
is ample opportunity for recrea- 
tion and free and spacious living. 


The New City- where Home Estates cost but £2ooo and up 

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The Georgian Dining Room 

The Serendipity Antique Shop 

Bradford Pfrin, Proprietor 

26-30 South Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, California 

Fair Oaks 7111 

Chinese lamps of var- 
ious sizes in carved 
teak wood <* n d painted 
silk, in the st\}le illus- 
trated. $15 to $40. 




ONF. of the surprising fea- 
tures of this notable dis- 
play of Oriental objetts of art 
is the very low price. 

— rich silks and embroideries, 
brasses, carved woods and ivo- 
ries, cloisonne, jades, crystals, 
lamps, etc., purchased in China 
personally by Mr. Mi In or. 
Otherwise such prices would 
not be possible. 

Biltmore Hotel 
Los Angeles 

Hotel Virginia Hotel Maryland Hotel Arlington Beverly Hills Hotel Moana 
Long Beach Pasadena Santa Barbara Hotel Honolulu, T. H. 

" Individualized Fashions" 
What They Mean 

Individualized fashions are to dress 
what personality is to the woman — 
the one as impossible of definition 
as the other — but likewise the one 
as instantly discernible as the 
other. Without personality, wom- 
en are just "people" or folk — but 
with personality they are indivi- 
duals, fascinating and irresistible! 

Individualized fashions are those 
that make possible the emphasis of 
just YOUR personality — and fash- 
ions not just "bought" because a 
maker has them — fashions chosen 
with every care that time and 
thought can command — such are 
the fashions you find in the Black- 
stone Specialty Shop. 


Smart Shoes Jor Women, 






Interior of one of our Studio Rooms showing the use of an antique tapestry as an overmantel decoration. The dec- 
orative value of a tapestry is greatly enhanced by the fact that it harmonizes tlie various colors of a room and is a 

unique decoration in itself. 

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Announcements of exhibition!, \etes, con- 
certs, club entertainments, etc.. jor the calen- 
dar pages are tree of charge and should be 
received in the office oj California Southland. 
Pasadena, at least two weeks previous to date 
oj issue, the 10th. No corrections can be guar- 
anteed if they are received later than that date. 
California Southland is published monthly at 
Pasadena, California. One dollar and twenty 
cents for six issues, two dollars per year. Ad- 
dresses will be changed as many times as de- 
sired if notice is given before the first of the 
month for which the change is made. 

Entered as second class matter, July 2S, 1919 
it the Post Office at Pasadena, California, 
under act of March 3. 1S79. 





The formal season at the Valley Hunt 
Club closed with May, after which 
time no programs are arranged. The 
tennis court and swimming pool olfer 
the outdoor attractions during the 
summer, and individual parties, both 
afternoon and evening, are arranged 
as desired. 


*■ The afternoon bridge. Mah Jongg and 
tea parties have been discontinued for 
the season, but tea will be served as 
requested and tables for cards are al- 
ways available. 

The second Friday of each month is 
open day at the club. 

The usual Wednesday and Saturday 
sweepstakes each month through the 


Tuesday i* Ladies' Day and a special 
luncheon U served. In the afternoons 
informal bridge parties may be ar- 
ranged followed by tea. 

J Ladies Days, second Monday of each 

Music during dinner, followed by 
dancing, every Saturday evening 
during the month. 

Luncheon served from 11:30 to 2 
p. m. on Saturdays. 

Sunday night concerts during month. 
Tea served as requested and tables 
for cards always available. 

Ladies' Days, third Monday of each 

Dancing every second and fourth 
Saturdays during the month. 
A musical is arranged for each Sun- 
day night in the month. 

Ladies' Days, fourth Monday in each 

Tea and informal bridge every after- 

Polo, Wednesday and Saturday of 
each week. 

Dancing every Saturday night. 
Buffet luncheon served every Sunday. 
Match polo games every Sunday, pre- 
ceded by luncheon parties, followed by 
teas, during season. 

J Dinner dances, Tuesday and Friday 
nights of every week. Tuesday night 
informal : Friday night semi-formal. 
Plunge open to the ladies Tuesday and 
Friday of every week. 

Provides an 18 hole golf course, two 
concrete and two dirt courts for ten-' 
nis, bowls and croquet. 
Tea is served and informal bridge 
parties arranged as desired. 
A butTet supper is served every Sun- 
day night. 


5 CLUB: 

A dinner dance is arranged for the 

third Thursday of each month. 

On Friday of each week a special 

luncheon U served, with bridge in the 


Ladies play every day starting after 

ten a.m.. and not before two p.m. 

Golf t'-urnament for men is held every 
Saturday. Monday the course is re- 
served for the women and a special 
luncheon served. Those who do not 
play golf or who have had a round in 
the morning, devote the afternoon to 
bridge or mah jongg. Every Saturday 
afternoon tea is served and the men 
from their golf and the women from 
their bridge and mah jongg tables 
join, with one of the women members 
as hostess for a social cup. 

June 14- Long distance schooner race, 
Newport Harbor Yacht Club: Califor- 
nia Yacht Club entertains other 
Southern California Yacht clubs for 
all classes. 





and— SeventK^ 

"One o'ClocVc^atcjrda^r" 

Red! The gallant accent 
the mode demands. Cardi- 
nal red, lobster red, ruby 
and Caput ines! .... 

T h e F a s h i on S e c t i o n s — / bird floor 




The removal of his furniture 
shop from the present location 
at 416 East Ninth Street 

2815 West Seventh Street 
Los Angeles 
About June Fifteenth, 1924 


*T1HE Los Angeles Museum of History. 

Science and Art, Exposition Park, Los 
Angeles, is open daily from 10:00 to 4:00 
p.m. except Wednesday afternoons. Open 
Sunday 2 :00 p.m. to 5 :00 p.m. Admission 
free. Opening June S and continuing 
through the month. Prints and Etchings 
from Czecho Slovakia will be shown. The 
exhibitions of the 1928-1924 season in- 
cluded the third annual exhibition of 
the California Water Color Society, in 
conjunction with the International Water 
Color show ; The Seventh International 
Salon of Photography under the auspices 
of the Camera Pictoralists of Los Angeles : 
Fourteenth Exhibition of the California Art 
Club; Thinl International Water Color Ex- 
hibition; Architectural Exhibition of Resi- 
dential sketches by members of the Ameri- 
can Institute of Architects ; International 
Print makers* Exhibition : Exhibition of 
Painters and Sculptors of Southern Cali- 
fornia : Western Painters' Exhibition. 
Among the individual artists exhibiting 
were Loren Barton. John W. Nicol), Con- 
rad Buff, A. Phimister Proctor, Harold 
Schwartz, Anna Hills, Will A. Sharpe. 

HpHK Southwest Museum, Marmion Way 
and Avenue 46, Los Angeles will hold 
during June an exhibition of Costumes 
of all Ages, under the direction of Antonio 
Cosi. The American Bookplate Society 
announces an exhibition of contemporary 
bookplates to be held in July. The Mu- 
seum presented several splendid exhibitions 
during the winter season, as well as con- 
tinuing their educational work through 
lectures and well planned programs every 
week. Among the exhibitions were, the 
First Annual Exhibition of the Work of 
California Landscape Architects, First An- 
nual Exhibition of Modern Handicraft ; 
Third Annual Exhibition of the work of 
California Painters ; Exhibition of the 
Sculptor's Guild of Southern California ; an 
exhibition of Japanest art. including prints 
and art objects ; Second Annual Exhibition 
of Junior Art. Exhibition by The Mask 
Makers of California, and the Butterfly 
Show. Dr. Charles Fletcher Lummis, the 
founder of the Southwest Museum, is the 
Curator of History. 

rpHE Cannell & Chaflin Galleries have held 
a distinguished series of painting, etch- 
ing and sculpture exhibitions during the 
past twelve months, thoroughly in keeping 
with the high standard this institution has 
taught the public to expect of it. Among 
others, the Hovsep Pushman exhibition of 
figure paintings and still life, with all this 
artist's rich oriental color and subtle char- 
acter interpretation ; the marines of Wil- 
liam Ritschell, in whom California may 
boast the greatest American marine painter ; 
and the landscape paintings of Chauncey 
F. Ryder and John F. Carlson, and Carl 
Ulenner, great eastern painters, proved of 
particularly high quality. 

Among the California artists, Marion 
Kavanagh Wachtel's beautiful watercolors. 
thr Alpine and California landscapes of 
Edgar Payne, and the paintings of Hanson 
PuthufT. Paul Lauritz, Arthur Hill Gilbert 
and Haldane Douglas have been exhibited. 
In more modern vein, the Tahitian pic- 
tures of Helena Dunlap and the paintings 
of Adele Watson aroused great interest, and 
from time to time new works by Murray 
Hewley, painter of charming women, and 
fine examples of Blakelock, Murphy. 
Thomas Moran, Daingerfield, William 
Keith and other great artists have been 

In the Print Room, etchings by the 
French moderns, Rembrandt. Whistler. 
Meryon, Zorn, Seymour Haden. Muirhead 
Bone, D. Y. Cameron. D. S. MacLaughlan. 
Levy, Heintzelman, and such well known 
Western etchers as Loren Barton, Armin 
Hansen, Roi Partridge, Frank Geritz and 
Arthur Millier have made this gallery the 
local center for the best in prints. 

T^HE twelve exhibits that have been shown 
at the Stendahl Art Galleries. Ambas- 
sador, Los Angeles, Vista del Arroyo and 
Maryland, Pasadena, during the season of 
1923-1924, have maintained a high art ideal 
and have added much that is worth while 
to the art life of the community. The first 
interesting collection of pictures exhibited 
were those of Jules Page, vibrant canvases 
reflecting the atmosphere of the French 
peasant, and the beauty of Brittany land- 
scape. Although a Californian by birth. 
Page has been for many years a Professor 
at Julien's, and has contributed annually 
to the Paris salon. The companion picture 
to the one, "Les Quai des Conti", exhibited 
here was purchased by the French govern- 
ment for the Luxemburg. Following the 
Page show came the canvases of Bruce 
Nelson, also a Californian, which were for 
the most part tvpical of Carmel and Mon- 
terey coast ; with these pictures of Cali- 
fornia warmth and sunshine he also showed 
snow scenes and stretches of New York and 
Connecticut country. 

Guy Rose, who perhaps is best known and 
best loved as a Californian. and as one of 
the best painters that the state has ever 
produced, exhibited seventeen paintings. 
Canvases which he painted in France while 
occupying a studio near Claude Monet at 
Giverny. and also those portraying Cali- 
fornia coast lines and the eucalyptus trees 
dear to California hearts. His picture. 
"Bowling along the Riviera." has just been 
presented to the Los Angeles Museum, the 
gift of Miss Cora Eschman. 

Robert Vonnoh. nationally known portrait 
painter, gave much that was inspiring both 
in his portraits and in his French and 
American landscapes. 



John Frost, son of A. B. Frost, whom 
one will recall as one of America's fore- 
most illustrators, gave a small, but very 
lovely exhibit. Frost can paint eucalypti 
and the cottonwoods most charmingly, but 
he is best known for the desert country, 
which he knows best, loves best, and paints 
best. His canvas "Down from the Moun- 
tain Pastures", was one of the big pictures 
of the year, and was sold immediately. 

In the paintings of Alson Clark and 
Orrin White, we found colorful Mexico and 
colorful California. Both artists made in- 
teresting results. Clark's Mexican picture, 
"After the Shower", won first prize at 
Southwest Museum last fall. 

Eva McBride showed small, but delight- 
ful pictures at the Vista del Arroyo Gal- 
lery, Pasadena, colorful and imaginative 
they received much admiration. In them we 
recognized familiar scenes, at Catalina, 
Ojai, and Topango Canyon. 

In the whimsical and fairylike exhibit 
of Harold Gaze, we were transported back 
into childhood's realm, and lived again with 
gnomes and fairies. Gaze is an Australian, 
and besides being an illustrator of excep- 
tional merit is also a writer of children's 

Emil Jacques, Flemish painter of note, 
whose pictures have been purchased by the 
Belgian government, completes the dozen 
worth while exhibits which Earl Stendahl 
has given us this winter. The Jacques ex- 
hibit is now being shown at the Ambassa- 
dor Gallery, and is most excellent from 
every standpoint — as to subject matter, and 
to further that adage, "It's not so much 
what is done, but how it's done." 

Following the Jacques exhibit, Los An- 
geles will have the opportunity of seeing 
a noteworthy collection of pictures by the 
greatest master painters — such men as, J. 
Francis Murphy, Emil Carlson, William 
Chase, Ralph Blakelock, George Inness, 
Gardner Symons, Louis Dessar, William 
Keith, Paul Daugherty, John H. Twactch- 
man, Jules Dupre, Arthur Parton, Winslow 
Homer, Homer Martin, Thomas Scully, Gil- 
bert Stewart, etc. These will be on ex- 
hibition at Stendahl's Ambassador Gallery. 
rpHE first opening exhibition of the 
Painters of the West is scheduled to 
be held in the Galleries of the Biltmore 
Salon at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel 
teginning May 26th and continuing three 
weeks. A special feature of this exhibi- 
tion will be three prizes o.fered by the 
artist members of the organization, thus 
giving their own prizes. These prizes will 
consist of the Painters of the West Gold 
Medal, carrying with it a cash prize of 
$400.00 ; a second prize — the Painters of 
the West Silver Medal ; the third prize — 
the Painters of the West Bronze Medal. 
Following is a list of the present active 
members and of the invited contributors 
to the opening exhibition : Frank Tenney 
Johnson, Clyde Forsythe, Jack Wilkinson 
Smith, Maynard Dixon, Edgar A. Payne, 
Aaron Kilpatrick, Arthur M. Hazard, Max 
Wieczorek, George T. Cole, DeWitt Par 
shall, Hanson Puthoff, Charles P. Austin 
Douglass Parshall, Carl Oscar Borg 
Honorary Member, Thomas Moran of San 
ta Barbara (the Dean of Western Paint 
ers). Invited contributors are as follows 
Robert Vonnoh, Benjamin Brown, Victor 
Huggins, Ernest Blumenschein, Alson 
Clarke, John Frost, Orrin White, Armin 
Hanson, Jean Mannheim, Franz Bischoff, 
Maurice Braun, John H. Rich, Joseph 
Kleitsch, William Wendt, Edgar Keller, 
Walter Ufer, Cornelius Botke. 
pANNELL & CHAFFIN, INC., have of- 
^ fered the use of their galleries at 720 
West Seventh Street to the General Fed- 
eration of Women's Clubs during the Bier., 
nial Convention to be held in Los Angeles 
from the third to the fifteenth of June. If 
the offer is accepted, the Convention will 
hold an exhibition of the works of Cali- 
fornia Artists in the galleries and their 
lecturers will give talks on art during the 
exhibition. The exhibition is to comprise 
the works of California painters, sculptors 
and etchers, and it is expected that the 
Friday Morning Club will also offer its 
splendid Art Galleries to the Biennial. The 
combined galleries will be able to house a 
really representative collection of Califor- 
nia Art, the nearness of the institutions 
making it an easy matter to visit both sec- 
tions of the exhibit in a short space of 
time. Mrs. Randall Hutchinson and Arthur 
Millier, curator of the Cannell & Chaffin 
Galleries are ready to cooperate with the 
Local Biennial and the General Federation 
of Women's Clubs if the suggestion is ap- 

Music— 1923-1924 

sents the last of the series of the Cole- 
man Chamber Concerts, Wednesday after- 
noon, 3 :30, June eleventh, with the Seiling 
Quintet: Oscar Seiling, First Violin; Mor- 
ris Stoloff, Second Violin : Allard de Ridder, 
Viola: Frans Lusschen, Violoncello; Alice 
Coleman Batchelder, Piano. This eighth 
concert closes a series of brilliant musicales, 
at which appeared The Seiling Quintet, The 
Zoellner Quartet, L'Ensemble Moderne, and 
the Los Angeles Trio. 

'T'HE summer season of symphony con- 
certs at the Hollywood Bowl will open 
on July 8. Seventy and more players of 
the Philharmonic Orchestra already have 
been signed, with Alfred Hertz of the San 
Francisco Symphony Orchestra to direct. 
The concerts are to take place on the 
evenings of Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 
and Saturdays. 

T OS ANGELES is to have its own Grand 
Opera Company, which will give five 
performances of the highest type in the 

Lighting fixtures 

Fireplace Fittings 
(Fori sole- table s and Mi rrors 

Hojdq's 6as amounts 

Wast Seventh Street 


Westtafce Park 

Los An 'j 


Philharmonic Auditorium next October. 
This was assured by an announcement 
made by the Los Angeles Grand Opera 
Association, of which Judge Benjamin F. 
Bledsoe is President, that the fund of 
$35,000.00 is fast nearing completion. A 
resident chorus, which has been training 
for more than three months, members of 
the Philharmonic Orchestra, and more than 
fourteen great stars from the Metropolitan 
Opera House, and the Chicago Civic Opera, 
will form the ensemble, and which will 
present Andrea Chenier, Manon, Traviata, 
Romeo and Juliet and Rigoletto. Gaetano 
Merola is General Director, Alexander 
Bevani, artistic director, and Merle Armi- 
tage is Business Executive. It is planned 
to make this a permanent season of op- 
eratic performances by and for Los An- 
geles, and the performances will set a new 
standard, according to those handling this 
great civic udenrtaking. The artists will 
include Benjamin Gigli, Claudia Muzio, 
Tito Schipa, and Giuseppe de Luca. 

rpHE Pasadena Music and Art Association 
sponsored four concerts during the past 
season, presenting Jascha Heifetz, Ukrain- 
ian National Chorus, John McCormack, 
Harold Bauer, and Pablo Casals. These 
concerts were given in the Auditorium of 
the Pasadena High School. 

Princess Tsianina are in the East but 
expect to return to the Pacific Coast early 
in June and will appear in joint recitals. 

r PHE Philharmonic Orchestra of Los An- 
geles, Walter Henry Rothwell, conduc- 
tor, gave a series of four symphony con- 
certs in Pasadena this season, all in the 
Raymond theatre. 

rpHE Santa Barbara Community Arts Or- 
chestra, Roger Clerbois, conductor, gave 
a Spring Series of six concerts, opening 
March 2. 

rpHE Woman's Symphony Orchestra of Los 
Angeles gave two concerts during the 
season, at the Philharmonic Auditorium, 
Los Angeles. 

THE Philharmonic Orchestra of Los An- 
geles, founded by William Andrews 
Clark, Jr., and conducted by Walter Henry 
Rothwell, closed the fifth successful season 
in April, during which fifty concerts were 
given in Los Angeles and about thirty-one 
concerts in other southern California citiei. 
The Symphony Series were given on Friday 
afternoons and Saturday evenings, with a 
programme of fourteen each. Twelve Popu- 
lar concerts were given on Sunday after- 
noons fortnightly. All the Los Angeles 
concerts were given in the Philharmonic 
Auditorium, Los Angeles. Six concerts dur- 
ing the season were donated to the school 
children of Los Angeles by Mr. Clark. The 
Symphony Series for 1924-1925 will open 
October 10, in the Philharmonic Audi- 

rpHE Los Angeles Chamber Music Society 
gave twelve concerts during the sea- 
son, on Friday nights, alternating with the 
Symphony concerts. 

1^HE Fitzgerald Concert Direction, Merle 
Armitage, Manager, presented four dis- 
tinguished artists during the winter: Sun- 
delius, Nyiregyhazi, Renee Chemet, and 
Rosa Ponselle. 

rpHE Behymer Philharmonic Series, Tues- 
day and Thursday evenings, and the 
Midwinter Series, were inaugurated by 
Frances Alda in joint recital with Lionel 
Tertis, and included Mary Garden, Guita 
Casini, Efram Zimbalist, Titto Schipa, 
Hackett, Lenvinne, Rubinstein-Kochanski, 
Anna Case, John McCormack, Emilio De 
Gogorza, the Duncan Dancers, and Amelita 
Galli-Curci. The Chicago Grand Opera 
Company was presented in March, includ- 
ing Mary Garden, Baklanoff, Chaliapin, 
Rosa Raisa, Lazzari, Marshall and Mingh- 
etti. The Midwinter course also included 
the famous Sistine Chapel Choir of Rome, 
the Ukrainian National Chorus, Anna Pav- 
lowa with her ballet and orchestra, the 
Stuart Walker production, "The Book of 
Job", and the Tony Sarg Marionettes. 
rpHE Auditorium Artist Series, manage- 
ment of George Leslie Smith, pre- 
sented Moriz Resenthal, the San Carlo 
Opera Company, for two weeks, Maria 
Ivogun, and Max Rosen, Reinald Warren- 
rath, and Mario Chamlee. 


/COMMUNITY Dances, held under the aus- 
^ pices of the Drama League and with 
the Drama League members acting as 
chaperones, will begin the fifth season, 
June 13, at Tournament Park, Pasadena. 
CANTA BARBARA School of the Arts, 
Frank Morley Fletcher, director, an- 
nounces the Summer School, July 8 to 
August 30. The instructors in Graphic 
and Decorative Art are Charles Paine, 
A. R. C. A., Frank Morley Fletcher, and 
Carl Oscar Borg. 

TJASADENA Community Playhouse Cal- 

May 27-June 2 : Fourteenth Annual 
Convention of the Drama League of 

June 5: Second Annual "Kommunity 

Kapers" opens. 
^ Summer School for the study of art in 
everyday life, from July 7 to August 15. 
The class will meet at 9 o'clock in the 
mornings of Monday, Wednesday and Fri- 
day, and is held at the Donaldson Studio, 
4960 Melrose Hill, Hollywood, California. 



California Southland 

Americas Greatest 
Mountain Scenic 
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of Hotel Green 


"Food Fit for the Gods" 
Direction — B. Hervey 

Vanity Fair Tea 

Luncheon, Dinner 


Afternoon Tea 

Private Rooms for Luncheons 
and Bridge 

634 South Figueroa Street 
Los Angeles, California 
Phone, Main 0222 



Official Photographer for 
California Southland 

610 So. Western Ave., Los Angeles 
Telephone 56254 

M. Urmy Seares 

Ellen Leech - 

Clifford A. Truesdell, Jr. 

Editor and Publisher 
- Assistant Editor 
Departments of Architecture 

NO. 54, VOL. VI. 

JUNE, 1924 



"Desert Bloom," Coachella Valley Cover Design 

(A Painting by Kathryn W. Leighton) 

Southland Calendar 4 and 5 

The Biltmore Salon and Jack W. Smith M. Urmy Seares 7 

Guy Rose, William Wendt, William Ritfchel 8 

The Pepper Tree (Poem) Mabel Balch 9 

Alson Clark, Arthur Mathews, William Keith 9 

California Skies (Poem) Clarence Urmy 9 

Night on the Mojave (Poem) Ralph Hoffman 9 

Clyde Forsythe, Maurice Braun, Maud Daggett 10 

Edgar Payne, Jack Frost, Charles Russell 10 

Benjamin Brown, Tolles Chamberlin, Oscar Borg 11 

Orrin White, Loren Barton, Hansen Puthuff 11 

"Desert Bloom" (Poem) Gertrude Thomas Arnold 12 

Our San Francisco Letter Mrs. W. C. Morrow 12 

Katherine Leighton, Arthur Hacard, Aaron Kilpatrick 12 

San Diego Letter Hazel Boyer 14 

On Keeping the Seven Lamps Burning H. O. Seoumith 15 

Junior Redlands Contemporary Club Ella May Dames 15 

Sports By Land and Sea Ellen Leech 18, 19 

Bulletin of the Architectural Club C. A. Truepdell 20 

Lawns (Continued) AUison Woodman 22 

Mrs. Thomas H. Winters, President Biennial Board 23 

Beaumont's Cherry Fete Alcyon Robinson 24 

Investment In First Mortgages Burtis C. Rogers 25 

The Clubs and Art Activities 26 

A Notable Autobiography — Reviews Louise Morgrage 27 

The Bulletin of the Assistance League 28 

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THE Biltmore Salon, recently established in the center of the 
busiest portion of Los Angeles, is the result of an alliance be- 
tween Art and Business — both functioning in their highest forms. 
The latent spirit of the new city, feeling its way toward more 
adequate expression, inspires its many leaders to offer their best 
upon the altar of civic devotion, not only in personal sacrifice but 
in a search for that which seems to them most fitting. Art, punc- 
tilious and exacting, drives her devotees ever farther into the quiet 
of the country, to the untrodden byways, to mountain fastnesses 
and to the shore of the unfathomable sea. Yet, that which is born 
of this union of earthly beauty and the spirit of art must be ac- 
cepted and acclaimed by all the people if it is to become the record 
of their attainment. 

It is to acclaim the acceptance, by Los Angeles, of the work 
of her own artists that this article is written on the Art Salon 
of the Biltmore Hotel. For this first material recognition of our 
Art as a distinctive part of the very fabric of business is not a 
mere concession to the rising tide of appreciation of its value. It is 
this, and more, in that it has placed the paintings of its best 
artists in beautiful surroundings at the very gate of its market- 
place. "Here," say the financiers and captains of industry, "here 
is what we want to say about California. Here is the most satis- 
factory way we know to introduce to our visitors and corresponding 
financiers the delight we ourselves feel in the joyous life we live 
on the Pacific Coast. On an equal footing, but expert in a different 
line from that with which we are ourselves familiar, we present 

to you our artists whom, we are proud to say, have here in Cali- 
fornia developed their power to record on canvas or in bronze and 
marble the beauty we all see and feel but have not the skill to 
formulate or the dexterity to produce." 

Such a vital advance in art appreciation by a whole city is 
more fundamentally a quiet search for the best in art, than an 
exploitation of any favorite artist. Excepting through their works 
the painters and sculptors of California are practically unknown to 
their neighbors. This is, perhaps, as it should be. Heirs of all the 
ages, the artists of today can learn the elements of their technique 
from the schools about them and go on learning from each other as 
they work. Only those who have stopped learning and have stand- 
ardized their product are doomed to sit by their own roadside-booth 
to barter, while their comrades in art carry on. For Art is a jeal- 
ous mistress and brooks no sacrifice to Mammon. Great are her 
rewards to those who follow where she leads; for, ever she leads a 
race upward through its artists, its spiritual leaders, and to those 
who seek first this gate to the kingdom, all material things neces- 
sary shall be added as they go. "Blessed," indeed, "are those who 
forget self" in the pursuit of truth that they may record it for 
others. That "they shall inherit the earth" and its fulness is no 
mere burst of rhetoric. Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth 
if they but have faith to enter it. 

Through the streets of Florence the people marched in a great 
procession carrying a painting by the best artist of their time to 
place it in the temple. Being the expression of their own highest 




Guy Rose 

Willis* Ritschel 

thought and feeling, a really good work of art is recognized by the 
laity and given its meed of praise. For as Tennyson said, "we needs 
must love the highest when we see it." 

Those who give us opportunity to see the best are therefore our 
leaders in a deeper sense than those who interpret the divine fire 
merely because they must for their own satisfaction. Theirs also the 
responsibility to see that only the best is upheld as our model and 
only the good, the beautiful and the true is allowed to enter the 
temple of art. 

Just as Los Angeles Architects have, by means of The Allied 
Architects' Association — a business organization — rescued our civic 
architecture from the banal and the ignorant; so has this new asso- 
ciation of painters and business men rescued our art standard from 
the pettiness of selfish interests and by sacrifice of self set it clear 
cut and shining in the midst of the city. Rallying to these stand- 
ards will come the finest elements in our present civilization. 

The President of the Biltmore Salon is Mr. Marius de Brabant of 
the Southern Pacific Company, a connoisseur of art and leader in 
civic development. Mr. James R. Martin, of Frick and Martin, is 
Vice-President, and Mr. E. E. Leighton, attorney-at-law, is Secretary- 

Mr. Jack Wilkinson Smith, who first conceived the idea, has with 
these men and his brother artists thus set art on a pedestal in Pershing 
Square, and deserves the gratitude of all painters and sculptors and 
lovers of art. 


WILLIAM KEITH, 1832-1910, (Right) 
painted in Berkeley, the classic oaks 
of our State V niversity Campus as well as 
the grandeur of Yosemite. and was the first 
California painter to wrest recognition fr^vt 
the effete East. 

TJ/ILI.UM RITSCHEL. Carmel-by-the- 
rr Sea, California, has, by his Pacific 
Marines, won a place among the great 
American painters of the sea. 

/~»rr ROSE, whose painting. Off Point 
*J L08O8, heads this column, was born in 
the Southland of California, had his train- 
ing in France and returned to his native 
State to interpret her beauty. He taught 
in the Stickney School and still lives in 

11/ 11.1.1 AM II E.XOT is our first A. .V. A. 
" He was self trained in Europe, and 
painted there in England whence he came 
to depict California's arroyos, hillsides and 
shore line, and create imaginative, decora- 
tive paintings. He should be called from 
his retreat at Laguna to paint the 
in our new civic buildings. 

The Cover Plates 


Dedicated to Mrs. Kathryn Leighton 

Oxnard, California 

A study in purples at set of sun; 

A creep of shadows when day is done; 
A spot of blue sky showing still 

Away beyond the sheltering hill; 
Rocky ridges toward the We t, 

Like sentinels standing on a crest. 
The lure of the desert writtei there 

By one who felt its beauty fair. 

Life may seem barren and hard to you. 

Lo, e'en from the desert, this promise true! 
Think you there are places 'that God forgot"? 

Look on this scene and believe it not. 
God watches o'er every hill and plain, 

And in due time He giveth rain. 
There is no desert, no death, no gloom. 

Canst read that message in "Desert Bloom"? 



ARTHUR MATHEWS was for many years the Director of thn 
San Francisco Art School, and his influence on the art of the 
state has been greater than that of any other one man. 

Trained as an architect, he practiced his profession in Oakland 
and later spent eleven years in Paris studios painting and studying. 
His works are simple in mass and rich in color as that of the 
Venetians. His murals are to be found in the State Capital, the 
Oakland public library and in banks and semi-public buildings of 
San Francisco. 




We owe a debt of loveliness to that Franciscan padre 

Who, within the Mission of San Luis Re de Franca. 
Planted first the pepper tree, an immigrant 

From famed Fern or from his native Spain. 
More than a century has passed : the crumbling walls 

Of the deserted patio are shaded still 
By the same ancient tree, grown gnarled and great. 

Mother of all its kind in California. 

Along these fabled shores the tree's unnumbered offspring 

Droop graceful branches, hung with rosy pendants: 
On roads far-reaching stand apart in leathery green; 

Upon the city's streets they cast by day 
Their light and shade of beauty; by night 

Hang over pearly globes of incandescence 
Rich jeweled scarves of lacework : moon shadows 

Give to grim, bare walls the tracery of their loveliness. 


ALSON CLARK has so identified himself with the paintable parts of California 
that although but lately come from the Atlantic Coast he is hailed as a Cali- 
fornian in the world of art. Quick to recognize talent in our young art students he 
has sent many an art patron to other studios where good California landscapes 
may be found. In Pasadena's Art Students' League, now under the guidance of 
Mary Allen, one of our excellent miniature painters, Mr. Clark has been the inspira- 
tion and thoroughgoing critic for several years. His own prolific work is sold largely 
by Macbeth in New York, but may also be seen in his studio-home in Pasadena or 
at the Biltmore Salon. 




Calif or n ia skies ! 
Balm for the eyes! 

Where orange groves or redwoods rise; 

By Shasta's snow, Diego's sand 

Or old Diablo' s drcamset land; 

By San Francisco's Bay so blue, 

Or down some cypress avenue 

Near Monterey ; by lake Sierra-rimmed, 

Or yet afar in valleys vineyard-trimmed; 

On plain where Ceres waves her wand, 

Or whera Pomona fond 

And all her train in foothill orchards drowse 
Under low-bending boughs — 
Look up! 

And from the turquoise cup 
Drain dreams and rest! 
Ah, none so blest 

As one who weary of life's endless quest 
In this fair meadow poppy-pillowed lies 
Day-dreaming 'neath these California skies — 
Balm for the eyes! 

From A California Troubadour 
A. M. Robertson, Publisher, 

San Francisco. 

Night on the Mojave 

The pale blue ranges fade into the night, 
The dark and empty spaces of the sky 
Are frosted now with myriad points of light; 
A cool and noiseless wind flows softly by. 

And as from out some barren-seeming husk 
A radiant flower of night escapes, 
The sullen hills and gaunt distorted shapes 
Of trees, are softened in the deepening dusk. 

The rocks that quivered till the day's release 
And all the intolerable waste of sand, 
Become the abode of beauty and of peace, 
The desert changes into fairy-land. 

— Ralph Hoffman, 
Carpinteria, California. 

















liy MRS. W. C. MORROW 

"Serene, indifferent of Fate, 

Thou sittest at the Western gate; 

Upon thy height, so lately won, 

Still slant the banners of the sun; 

Thou seest the white seas strike their tents, 

O Warder of two Continents! 

And, scornful of the peace that flies 

The angry winds and sullen skies, 

Thou drawest all things, small and great, 

To thee, beside the Western gate. 

"Drop down, Fleecy Fog, and hide 

Her skeptic sneer and all her pride! 

Wrap her, O Fog, in gown and hood 

Of her Franciscan Brotherhood. 

* * * * # * * * 

Then rise, O Fleecy Fog, and raise 
The glory of her coming days; 
Be as the cloud that fleets the seas 
Above her smoky argosies." 

Francis Bret Harte. 

COULD the shade of Bret Harte have visited San Francisco from 
the spheres he would have found the city he admired and loved 
wrapped in a mantle of sapphire and silver these balmy refulgent 
days of Spring. Occasionally a soft filmy cloud of white has tem- 
pered the brilliant warm sunshine, and gentle zephyrs have wafted 
the fragrance of flowers, blossoming trees and glossy shrubs. The 
eucalyptus trees — some with plumy cardinal blossoms, others with 
creamy white tassels, the yellow of the acacias, the soft radiance 
of the hawthorne, the flowering almonds, the snowdrops and their 
companion spheres — the snowball (called the Guelder rose by our 
English cousins), and in Golden Gate Park the gorgeous spectacle 
of the immense rhodendrons and azaleas, lend variety to the 
sunken garden in front of the Conservatory with its Persian carpet 
of monkey-faced pansies and deep blue violas. The Park has been 
a riot of color and life and has been thronged with visitors and 
tourists. Down town, Union Square makes a lovely garden for the 
St. Francis with its beds of flowers, the glossy green of the orna- 
mental shrubs, with high overhead the gleaming shaft that com- 
memorates Admiral Dewey's victory long ago at Manila Bay. 

Far up on Nob Hill is the stately Fairmont, the edifice enhanced 
by gay parterres of flowers in their verdant setting. The Fair- 
mont is a favorite family hotel because it is a trifle remote from 
hum of traffic and the busy whirl which surrounds the Palace and 
St. Francis Hotels. Across from the Fairmont is the brownstone 
edifice that was once the home of Flood the bonanza king. Now its 
formal garden lures the members of the Pacific Union Club to its 
quiet retreat. Lying next to it is the small chaste Huntington Park 
and directly across are the Huntington Apartments which dominate 
the Hill, almost dwarfing the Stanford Court Apartments and the 
many others that have sprung up on the renowned spot. Palatial 
apartment houses are to be seen on every eminence. The crypt of 
Grace Cathedral is on Nob Hill, and is a vital reminder of what it 
is hoped will rise there some day. It is a great pity that the Cathe- 
dral cannot be an accomplished concrete fact during Bishop William 
Ford Nichols's lifetime. Fervent petitions ascend daily and hourly 
for his recovery. He lies seriously ill at St. Luke's Hospital. 
Would that some generous hand might donate a sufficient sum to 
make his dreams come true. 

The skyline of San Francisco is rapidly changing. It is not 
alone in the busy marts that skyscrapers rear themselves into the 
sky, bu tin the restricted residence districts tall apartment houses are 
taking the place of former mansions. 

Dropping down the steep hill one finds the grim forbidding 
Hall of Justice. In front of it is Portsmouth Square. It is 
blight with flowers and ornamental shrubs and from dawn 
until nightfall its lawns and benches are filled with a cosmopolitan 
crowd. Above it towers Chinatown and beyond is a small square 
under the shadow of the magnificent church of St. Peter and St. Paul. 
This too has its quota of loungers. The trees form a foreground 
for the stately edifice. 

St. Peter and St. Paul's Church dominates the Italian Quarter. 
Its towers, with their gilded crosses may be seen from the Marin 
shore just as St. Ignatius Church dominates the district toward 
Twin Peaks, and its towers and beacon lights may be seen far out 
at sea. These lights were dimmed during the War and are not 
lighted now. 

April and May have been given over to club braekfasts. Almost 
every day in the week some club has a delightful breakfast, and 
new officers are being elected. Some heartaches by disappointed 
candidates, but for the most the elections have been harmonious, 
the defeated ones accepting the fiat gracefully. One of the most 
brilliant luncheons was given Saturday, May 3, in the ball room of 
the Palace. The vast room was filled with tables which held eight, 
or ten, or more. It was the occasion of the Speech Arts Forum, and 
an all-day session was held with an intermission for luncheon. Mrs. 
Wilda Wilson Church, the President, is well known in southern Cali- 
fornia — her father, Judge Wilson — lives at Ojai — Mrs. Church was 
charmingly gowned and presided with grace. It was delightful to 
a lover of correct English to hear the enconiums on the art of 
Speech. Miss Cora L. Williams of the Williams Institute was at 
Mrs. Church's right; Mrs. Charles Sedgwick Aiken, the novelist, 
was seated at the President's table; Mrs. N. Lawrence Nelson, Presi- 
dent of the Pacific Coast Women's Press Association, was an hon- 
ored guest. Mrs. J. D. Jessup, of the President's Assembly, was 
also an honor guest as were Mrs. Ella Sterling Mighels, Mr. New- 
mark, who has an M. E. (Master of English) after his name, and 




many others distinguished in various ways. The late W. C. Morrow 
was paid a beautiful tribute by Mrs. Church who was a faithful 
friend, and Mrs. Morrow rose in acknowledgment of her husband. 
Ethel Cotton, Mrs. Conroy and others helped make the affair a 
success. Channing Society of the Unitarian Church had a splendid 
breakfast; also To Kalon, Cap and Bells, — the list is too long to 
mention all of the brilliant assemblages that have engaged the 
attention of clubwomen. The dominant feature of club gatherings 
of late has been the Biennial Convention which convenes in San 
Francisco's sister city, Los Angeles, and to which every club has 
contributed financially. The Biennial is a national affair and Cali- 
fornia is the hostess, and it is beautiful to see the amity that exists. 
When San Francisco had the Biennial in 1912, Los Angeles grace- 
fully did her share in welcoming the guests from all over the Nation, 
and San Francisco is reciprocating generously and graciously. Care- 
fully selected delegates and alternates are to attend, as well as many 
who love and enjoy these splendid gatherings. California will dis- 
play her wealth of charms, and doubtless the floral exhibit will repay 
any effort, for the gardens of southern California are beautiful and 
Los Angeles has much to offer in the way of entertainment. 

The Presidents Assembly, a unique organization of past presi- 
dents, and which holds meetings every three months has chosen 
Mill Valley for its Spring Festival. Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club 
will be the setting for the midsummer luncheon, and as these affairs 
are always eventful a large attendance will partake of the hospital- 
ity at the artistic club house. Mill Valley is a popular suburb of 
San Francisco. Its diversified scenery, dense wooded hills, small 
level valleys, pretty villas clinging to steep hillsides, mountains, 
trees, sea and sky with hoary Mt. Tamalpais with the sleeping 
Indian maiden guarding the hamlet, make it a place of charm. The 
wild flowers are blooming, birds are singing, "God's in His heaven, 
all's right with the world." Miss Christine Hart was the founder of 
the Presidents Assembly. 

Boys' Week was universally observed and the manly chaps who 
took over the work and management of the city were dignified and 
reserved. The parade was hours in passing. It started from the 
Embarcadero at two o'clock, and at four boys were still marching 
from the Ferry Building to the Civic Center. One didn't realize 
that there are so many boys in the world. "We march, we march 
to Victory." The future citizens are passing, and many a lusty 
cheer greeted them as with dignified precision they passed the 
enormous crowds that lined the curb. Boy Scouts, dark skinned 
Italians, energetic native sons from Chinatown, oiive-faced boys 
from Japan, — the Boy Scouts were preceded by a platoon of police 
and followed by gayly decorated floats indicative of the various 
industries in the schools — mechanical studies, manual training and 
so on. A platoon of R. 0. T. C. from the Training Camp at Del 
Monte marched to the enlivening strains of "Madelon." Platoon 
after platoon with the colored scarves of their division, newsboys, 
dark-eyed orientals, boys from every grade and walk of life, their 
gay pennants, emblems, flags, The Flag — The Star Spangled Banner 
of our country, the splendid bands, the singing, the yells, and one 
may be sure every boy tried his best to outyell the other — all made 
a colorful pageant. The boys were a manly lot, vibrant with life, 
yet bearing themselves with a conscious dignity as behooved the 
occasion. All hail to these boys who will soon take a hand in the 
ship of State. 

Monday, May 12, was given over to Music Wesk, and pupils 
from all the city schools vied with one another in the glory and 
rhythm of song. Splendid programmes had been arranged and the 
different squares and parks had a quota, and at the Civic Audi- 
torium there was a marvelous entertainment. There were 300 
concerts during Music Week. Every day there were concerts at 
schools, factories, shops, clubs and shipyards. Seven races were to 
participate. There were lads of Scotch descent, Hawaiian, Welsh, 
Negro, and of course folk songs sung by Americans. Union Square 
featured a daily concert at noon, and it was under the auspices 
of The California Federation of Musical Clubs. Mrs. Lillian Ber- 
mingham is the President and a Convention was held in Hotel 
Claremont, Berkeley. Since the organization two years ago it has 
grown to a membership of 127. Mr. Alexander Stewart of Los 
Angeles was eagerly welcomed and responded with graceful greet- 
ings. Sacred concerts were given on Sunday and the Parochial 
Schools of San Francisco joined in a special day service. 







THE San Diego Woman's Club sends greet- 
ings to the Biennial through the souvenir 
edition of the Southland. Its president, Mrs. 
A. C. Stuart, says her club has just celebrated 
its thirty-second anniversary. It has long been 
a factor in the civic, philanthropic and cul- 
tural activities in San Diego. Its membership 
of 500 women with its departments of Arts 
and Crafts, Art and Travel, Books and Con- 
versation, Civics and Economics and Drama — 
also a junior department growing up, has out- 
grown its pleasant clubhouse and is now plan- 
ning a beautiful new home. 

The San Diego Business and Professional 
Woman's Club is keenly interested in the Bi- 
ennial and all matters pertaining to women's 
clubs and women's lives. Miss Annette Allen, 
secretary to Mr. John D. Spreckels, is presi- 
dent of the club. She says they are the group 
of women who happen to be conducting their 
businss of life outside, instead of in the 
home; that the business women have the same 
desires, the same ideals, and the same readiness 
to work for all that means better living. When 
asked what the club had found the most in- 
spiring activity during the past year, Miss 
Allen said the establishment of a vocational 
placement bureau. This movement tends to 
place the right applicant in the right position 
to the mutual advantage of the employer and 
the employee. They feel that women seeking 
employment have been unfairly exploited, both 
from the point of view of fee and personal 
fitness. The Business and Professional 
Womans Clubs all over the United States are 
fostering the movement of the vocational bu- 
reau with the hope of bettering this condition. 

The Friends of Art (organization) have in- 
augurated a series of Sunday afternoon teas 
for their summer program. They are held 
at the Art Center in Balboa Park on the first 
Sunday of each month, from 4 to 6 o'clock. 
There will always be exhibitions of sketches 
and discussions over the tea cups. The first 
of the series was devoted to thumb box 
sketches, parti